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Notable Historical Events for November 5th

1982George Harrison releases "Gone Troppo" album

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

1978Oakland Raider's John Madden becomes 13th coach to win 100 NFL games

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

1927Walter Hagen beats Joe Turnesa for 4th consecutive PGA title

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

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

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

1955Mont Canadien Jean Beliveau scores 2nd fastest hat trick (44 seconds)

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.

November 5th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on November 5th

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

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

1960Tilda Swinton, London England, actress (Orlando)

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

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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

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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