On November 5:
1605 Gunpowder Plot: A conspiracy led by Robert Catesby to blow up the English Houses of Parliament was thwarted when Sir Thomas Knyvet, a justice of the peace, found Guy Fawkes in a cellar below the House of Lords.
1850 Ella Wheeler Wilcox, American author and poet, was born.
1872 In defiance of US law, suffragist Susan B. Anthony voted for the first time, and is later fined $100.
1881 Sixteen hundred police and volunteers took part in the attack on Parihaka, a settlement in western Taranaki which had become the symbol of protest against confiscation of Maori land.
1911 Roy Rogers, American actor, was born.
1913 Vivien Leigh, English actress, was born.
1920 Douglass North, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate, was born.
1921 Fawzia of Egypt, Queen of Iran, was born.
1931 Ike Turner, American musician, was born.
1935 Lester Piggott, British jockey, was born.
1940 Elke Sommer, German actress, was born.
1941 Art Garfunkel, American musician, was born.
1946 Gram Parsons, American musician, was born.
1963 – Tatum O’Neal, American actress, was born.
1968 Republican Richard Nixon won the American presidency.
2006 Saddam Hussein, former president of Iraq, and his co-defendants Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti and Awad Hamed al-Bandar were sentenced to death in the al-Dujail trial for the role in the massacre of the 148 Shi’as in 1982.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia.