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Notable Historical Events for November 5th

1996Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is the unanimous choice as AL Rookie of

1912Woodrow Wilson (D) defeats Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) & President Taft (R)

2006Saddam Hussein, former president of Iraq, and his co-defendants Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti and Awad Hamed al-Bandar are sentenced to death in the al-Dujail trial for the role in the massacre of the 148 Shi'as in 1982.

1605Gunpowder Plot; attempt to blow up King James I while he opened Parliament. Plot discovered and Guy Fawkes caught and tortured. He and seven others were later executed

1872Ulysses S. Grant re-elected US President

1925Mussolini disbands Italian socialist parties

1500-6th Nov astronomer Copernicus observes a lunar eclipse in Rome

1873Due to the fallout from the Pacific Scandal, John A. Macdonald resigns as Prime Minister of Canada

1994George Foreman (45) KOs Michael Moorer to win boxing HW championship

1940Pres FDR (D) wins unprecedented 3rd term beating Wendell Willkie (R)

November 5th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on November 5th

1959Bryan Adams, Kingston Ontario, Canadian singer (Heaven)

1952Bill Walton, La Mesa California, NBA center (Portland Trailblazers, Boston Celtics)

1873Teddy Flack [Edwin], London, Australian athlete, double Olympic gold medallist in 1896, (d. 1935)

1960Tilda Swinton, London England, actress (Orlando)

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Notable Weddings on November 5th

1940American author and journalist "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway marries journalist Martha Gellhorn

197743rd US President George W. Bush (31) weds Laura Welch (31) at The First United Methodist Church in Midland, Texas

November 5th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on November 5th

1930Christiaan Eijkman, Dutch physician and pathologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1858)

1942George M Cohan, father of musical comedy, dies of cancer at 64

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