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Notable Historical Events for November 5th

1936French writer Andre Gide criticizes Soviet regime

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

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.

1963US VP Lyndon B. Johnson visits Netherlands

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

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

1940Walter Johnson, won 416 games for Wash Senators, loses Maryland congressional race (R)

1925Mussolini disbands Italian socialist parties

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on November 5th

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

1960Tilda Swinton, London England, actress (Orlando)

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

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

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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

1941Writer and veterinary surgeon James Herriot (25) weds Joan Catherine Danbury

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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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