Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Today in History: Wednesday, November 05, 2014

AP Highlight in History: 
On Nov. 5, 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt won an unprecedented third term in office, beating Republican challenger Wendell L. Willkie.
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On this date in:
1605The Gunpowder Plot failed when Guy Fawkes was seized before he could blow up the English Parliament.
1872Suffragist Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote in a presidential election.
1912Woodrow Wilson was elected president, defeating incumbent William Howard Taft and former President Theodore Roosevelt.
1935Parker Brothers began marketing the board game "Monopoly."
1956Britain and France landed troops in Egypt during fighting between Egyptian and Israeli forces around the Suez Canal.
1968Republican Richard M. Nixon won the presidency, defeating Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey and third-party candidate George C. Wallace.
Audio LinkPresident-elect Richard Nixon
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1974Ella Grasso of Connecticut became the first woman elected governor in the United States without succeeding her husband.
1994Former President Ronald Reagan disclosed he had Alzheimer's disease.
1994George Foreman became boxing's oldest heavyweight champion at age 45 by knocking out Michael Moorer in the 10th round of their WBA fight in Las Vegas.
1996President Bill Clinton won a second term over former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole.
1999A federal judge declared Microsoft Corp. a monopoly.
2006Saddam Hussein was convicted and sentenced by the Iraqi High Tribunal to hang for crimes against humanity.
2009A shooting rampage at the Fort Hood Army post in Texas left 13 people dead; Maj. Nidal Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, was charged in the worst mass killing on a U.S. military base.
Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Actress Tilda Swinton turns 54 years old today.
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Elke SommerActress74
Art GarfunkelSinger73
Sam ShepardActor, playwright71
Peter NooneSinger (Herman's Hermits)67
Bill WaltonBasketball Hall of Famer62
Kellen WinslowFootball Hall of Famer57
Mo GaffneyActress, comedian56
Bryan AdamsRock singer55
Andrea McArdleActress51
Tatum O'NealActress51
Sam RockwellActor46
Johnny DamonBaseball player41
Ryan AdamsCountry musician40
Kevin JonasRock musician (The Jonas Brothers)27
TV personality Kris Jenner turns 59 years old today.
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