Historical Events for 5th November 2023

1630 – Spain and England sign peace treaty
1781 – John Hanson elected first “President of US in Congress assembled”
1873 – Due to the fallout from the Pacific Scandal, John A. Macdonald resigns as Prime Minister of Canada
1889 – Louisa Woosley first women to be ordained as a minister in any Presbyterian denomination (US Cumberland Presbyterian Church).
1967 – US troops conquer Loc Ninh South Vietnam
1989 – French McLaren driver Alain Prost withdraws early in wet Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide but wins his 3rd Formula 1 World Drivers Championship; wins by 16 points from teammate Ayrton Senna
1992 – Revival of George Kelly’s 1924 play “The Show Off”, starring Boyd Gaines and Pat Carroll, opens at Criterion Center Stage Right, NYC; runs for 45 performances
1996 – Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is the unanimous choice as AL Rookie of the Year
2015 – Collins Dictionary name “binge-watch” the word of the year, followed by “transgender”
2022 – Alex Ovechkin scores 787th career goal for the Washington Capitals surpassing Gordie Howe of the Detroit Red Wings, for all-time NHL record for most goals scored for a single team, in 3-2 loss to Arizona Coyotes

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