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11/5/2018 12:14:00 AM
Today In History - November 5
Ulysses S. Grant and Woodrow Wilson
Ulysses S. Grant and Woodrow Wilson

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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:

Historical Events

  • 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.


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Famous Birthdays

  • 1905 - Joel McCrea, South Pasadena California, actor (Marshal-Wichita Town)
  • 1911 - Roy Rogers, Cincinnati Ohio, cowboy (Happy Trails, Roy Rogers Show)
  • 1912 - Natalie Schaeffer, Rumson NJ, actress (Lovey Howell-Gilligan's Island)
  • 1913 - John McGiver, NYC, actor (Patty Duke Show, Jimmy Stewart Show)
  • 1913 - Vivien Leigh, (Gone With Wind) Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn
  • 1940 - Elke Sommer, [Elke Schletz], Berlin Germany, actress (A Shot in the Dark, The Oscar)
  • 1941 - Art Garfunkel, New York, American singer/actor (Sounds of Silence, Carnal Knowledge)
  • 1947 - Peter Noone, rocker (Herman-Herman's Hermits-Silhouttes)
  • 1952 - Bill Walton, La Mesa California, NBA center (Portland Trailblazers, Boston Celtics)
  • 1955 – Kris Jenner, Reality television star who gained fame for appearing on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, The Talk, and America's Next Top Model.
  • 1959 - Bryan Adams, Kingston Ontario, Canadian singer (Heaven)
  • 1963 - Tatum O'Neal, Los Angeles California, actress (Paper Moon, Little Darlings) and ex-wife of John McEnroe
  • 1987 - Kevin Jonas, American guitarist, member of the Jonas Brothers

Famous Weddings

  • 1940 - American author and journalist "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway marries journalist Martha Gellhorn
  • 1941 - Writer and veterinary surgeon James Herriot (25) weds Joan Catherine Danbury
  • 1977 - 43rd US President George W. Bush (31) weds Laura Welch (31) at The First United Methodist Church in Midland, Texas
  • 2005 - 2004 Indianapolis 500 racecar driver winner Buddy Rice (29) weds Michelle Noonan in Arizona

Famous Deaths

  • 1930 - Christiaan Eijkman, Dutch physician and pathologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1858)
  • 1942 - George M Cohan, father of musical comedy, dies of cancer at 64
  • 1960 - Johnny Horton, country singer, dies at 33
  • 1960 - Mack Sennett, director/producer (Keystone Cops), dies
  • 1960 - Ward Bond, actor (Wagon Train), dies of heart attack at 57
  • 1989 - Barry Sadler, singer (Green Berets), murdered at 49 in Murfreesboro Tn
  • 1991 - Fred MacMurray, American actor (My Three Sons), dies of pneumonia at 83
  • 2010 - Jill Clayburgh, American actress (b. 1944)

To see more events, birthdays and deaths listed at Today in History from HistoryOrb.com Click on EXTRAS at the top of the Lincoln Herald home page then click Today in History.

 

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