On this day: November 5

Published On: Nov 04 2012 11:11:21 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 05 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

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.

OTD November 5 - Ella Grasso
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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.

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