On this day: November 5

Published On: Nov 05 2012 12:11:21 AM EST   Updated On: Nov 05 2015 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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1946: John F. Kennedy is elected to the U.S. House of Representatives at the age of 29, garnering nearly 72 percent of the vote in Massachusetts' strongly Democratic 11th Congressional District.