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 - Link Wray
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2005: Rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter and guitarist Fred Lincoln "Link" Wray Jr., whose 1958 instrumental hit "Rumble" essentially introduced the power chord to rock music, dies of heart failure at age 76 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Wray has been credited with making both punk and hard rock possible and was named by Rolling Stone as the 45th best guitarist in history.


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