Saturday, November 05, 2016
History for November 5 - On-This-Day.com
Eugene Victor Debs 1855 - American union leader, socialist politician, Will Durant 1885 - American historian, philosopher, author, Natalie Schafer 1900 - Actress ("Gilligan's Island")
Roy Rogers (Leonard Slye) 1911 - Singer, guitarist, and actor, Vivien Leigh 1913 - Actress ("Gone with the Wind (1939)"), Art Garfunkel 1941 - Singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (Simon & Garfunkel)
1605 - The "Gunpowder Plot" attempted by Guy Fawkes failed when he was captured before he could blow up the English Parliament. Guy Fawkes Day is celebrated every November 5th in Britain to celebrate his failure to blow up all the members of Parliament and King James I.
1895 - George B. Selden received the first U.S. patent for an automobile. He sold the rights for $200,000 four years later.
1911 - Italy officially annexed Tripoli.
1935 - The game "Monopoly" was introduced by Parker Brothers Company.
1946 - John F. Kennedy was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives at the age of 29.
1986 - The White House reaffirmed the U.S. ban on the sale of weapons to Iran.
1990 - Rabbi Meir Kahane, founder of the Kach movement, was shot to death after a speech at a New York Hotel. His assassin, Egyptian El Sayyid, was later convicted of the murder and was sentenced to life in prison for his part in the World Trade Center bombing.
1998 - In the U.S., Chairman Henry Hyde of the Judiciary Committee asked President Clinton to answer 81 questions for the House impeachment inquiry.
2009 - At Fort Hood, near Kileen, TX, Nidal Malik Hasan killed 13 people and wounded 30 others.