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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.

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

1956The Nat King Cole Show debuts on NBC, the first variety program to be hosted by an African-American

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

1937Hitler informs his military leaders in a secret meeting of his intentions of going to war

1967The Hither Green rail crash in the United Kingdom kills 49 people. The survivors include Bee Gee Robin Gibb.

1982George Harrison releases "Gone Troppo" album

1492Christopher Columbus learns of maize (corn) from Indians of Cuba

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

1963US VP Lyndon B. Johnson visits Netherlands

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Notable Birthdays on November 5th

1960Tilda Swinton, London England, actress (Orlando)

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on November 5th

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

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

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Notable Deaths on November 5th

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

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

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