On this day: November 5

Published On: Nov 05 2012 12:11:21 AM EST   Updated On: Nov 05 2014 02:00:00 AM EST

Guy Fawkes is caught red-handed, Susan B. Anthony votes, George Foreman becomes the oldest heavyweight boxing champion ever, Saddam Hussein is sentenced to death, and tragedy strikes Fort Hood, all on this day.

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1974: Ella T. Grasso is elected governor of Connecticut, becoming the first woman in the United States to win a governorship without succeeding her husband.