11/5/2019 12:14:00 AM Today In History - November 5
Ulysses S. Grant and Woodrow Wilson
Reprinted By Permission From OnThisDay.com
Today in History 1872 Ulysses S. Grant was re-elected as U.S. President; in 1912 Woodrow Wilson defeated Theodore Roosevelt and President Taft.
Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
1492 - Christopher Columbus learns of maize (corn) from Indians of Cuba
1556 - Battle at Panipat: Mogollegers beat hindu leader Hemu
1605 - Gunpowder 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
1773 - John Hancock is elected as moderator at a Boston town meeting that resolves that anyone who supports the Tea Act is an "Enemy to America"
1872 - Ulysses S. Grant re-elected US President
1889 - Louisa Woosley first women to be ordained as a minister in any Presbyterian denomination (US Cumberland Presbyterian Church).
1895 - 1st US patent granted for auto (George B Selden) for gasoline driven car
1912 - Woodrow Wilson (D) defeats Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) & President Taft (R)
1946 - John F Kennedy (Democrat, Massachusetts) elected to US House of Representatives
1937 - Hitler informs his military leaders in a secret meeting of his intentions of going to war
1956 - Britain & France land forces in Egypt in reaction to seizure of Suez Canal
1967 - New Orleans Saints 1st NFL victory, beat Philadelphia Eagles 31-24
1979 - Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini declares US "The Great Satan"
1987 - Iceberg twice size of Rhode Island sighted in Antarctic
1996 - Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is the unanimous choice as AL Rookie of Year
2006 - Saddam 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.
1905 - Joel McCrea, South Pasadena California, actor (Marshal-Wichita Town)
1911 - Roy Rogers, Cincinnati Ohio, cowboy (Happy Trails, Roy Rogers Show)