November 5

1605

The Gunpowder Plot to blow up the English Parliament failed.

1872

Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for trying to vote in the presidential election (she was trying to vote for President Grant).

1895

George B. Selden of Rochester, N.Y., received the first U.S. patent for an automobile.

1940

President Franklin D. Roosevelt won an unprecedented third term in office when he defeated Wendell L. Willkie.

1968

The first black woman representative to serve in Congress, Shirley Chisholm, was elected.

1974

Ella T. Grasso became the first woman to win a gubernatorial office without succeeding her husband.

1989

Pianist Vladimir Horowitz died in New York at age 85.

1994

At 45, George Foreman, became the oldest heavyweight champion when he knocked out Michael Moorer in the 10th round of their WBA fight in Las Vegas.

2011

Former Penn State defensive coordinator, Jerry Sandusky, is arrested on charges of 40 counts of sexual abuse over a 15-year period.

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