On this day: November 5

Published On: Nov 04 2012 11:11:21 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 05 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

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 - Gram Parsons
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1946: Country singer-songwriter Gram Parsons, who also recorded with The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers, is born in Winter Haven, Florida. Some of his best-known songs include "Return of the Grievous Angel," "$1,000 Wedding," "Las Vegas" and "In My Hour of Darkness." He died of a drug overdose in a hotel room in Joshua Tree, California, at the age of 26 on Sept. 19, 1973.


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