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5 Fun Facts About November 5 In California History

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1. The first Spanish expedition to California arrived on November 5, 1542, led by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo. They named the area San Miguel and later named the bay they discovered as San Diego Bay.

2. On November 5, 1872, Susan B. Anthony was arrested in San Francisco for voting illegally in the presidential election. She was convicted and fined $100, which she refused to pay, sparking national attention to the women's suffrage movement.

3. The California State Capitol building in Sacramento was completed on November 5, 1874, after five years of construction. The building still stands today and is a popular tourist attraction.

4. The Hollywood sign in Los Angeles was first unveiled on November 5, 1923. Originally reading "Hollywoodland," the sign was created to advertise a new housing development in the Hollywood Hills.

5. November 5, 1992 marked the opening of the first Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California. Since then, the park has expanded and now boasts multiple attractions, entertainment options, and hotels for visitors to enjoy.
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