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 - George Cohan
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1942: Musician, playwright, actor and composer George M. Cohan, who wrote more than 500 songs during his lifetime, including the standards "Over There," "Give My Regards to Broadway," "The Yankee Doodle Boy" and "You're a Grand Old Flag," dies of cancer at age 64 in New York City. His life and music were depicted in the Academy Award-winning James Cagney film "Yankee Doodle Dandy."


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