November 5, 1855 - Labor leader and socialist Eugene V. Debs was born in Terre Haute, Indiana. "The strike is a weapon of the oppressed, of men capable of appreciating justice and having the courage to resist wrong and contend for principle," he said.
November 5, 1918 - The Farmer Labor Party appeared on the ballot in Minnesota for the first time. David Evans, a hardware merchant from Tracy, ran for governor and Tom Davis, a prominent Minneapolis labor attorney, sought the office of attorney general. Neither was elected, but a new political movement was born. The Farmer Labor campaign that year was headed by E.G. Hall, president of the Minnesota Federation of Labor.