November 5 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2012: David Miller was sworn in as Mayor of Leeds.
- 2012: Charles Webster was sworn in as Mayor of Clay.
- 2006: The William A. Boone Railroad Library opened at the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum in Calera.
- 2006: The first annual Moss Rock Festival came to a close in Hoover.
- 2005: Terrell Owens was given a 4-game suspension by the Philadelphia Eagles.
- 1963: The Birmingham-Jefferson County Regional Planning Commission was formed.
- 1963: Judge Frank Johnson ordered Auburn University to integrate by enrolling black applicant Harold Franklin.
- 1862: The Red Mountain Iron and Coal Company was incorporated and proceeded to construct the Oxmoor Furnaces.