On This Day: November 05th

This is 309th day of the year and 56 days remain in the year.

in history
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.
November 05 Birthdays
Eugene V. Debs1855–1926, American Socialist Leader
Art Garfunkelsongwriter
Ida Tarbellauthor, biographer
Vivien Leighactress
Sam Shephardplaywright
J. B. S. Haldanescientist
Roy Rogersfilm star
William Duranthistorian and essayist
Fred Lawrence Whippleastronomer



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