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On November fifth, 1940, President
Roosevelt won an unprecedented third term in
office as he defeated Republican challenger
Wendell L. Willkie.
On this date:
In 1605, the "Gunpowder
Plot" failed as Guy Fawkes was seized before
he could blow up the English Parliament.
suffragist Susan B. Anthony was fined 100 dollars
for attempting to vote for President Grant. (She
never paid the fine.)
In 1911, Calbraith
P. Rodgers arrived in Pasadena, California,
completing the first transcontinental airplane
trip in 49 days.
In 1912, Woodrow
Wilson was elected president, defeating
Progressive Republican Theodore Roosevelt and
incumbent Republican William Howard Taft.
Republicans captured control of both the Senate
and the House in midterm elections.
In 1956, Britain
and France started landing forces in Egypt during
fighting between Egyptian and Israeli forces
around the Suez Canal. (A cease-fire was declared
two days later.)
In 1968, Richard
M. Nixon won the presidency, defeating Vice
President Hubert H. Humphrey and third-party
candidate George C. Wallace.
In 1974, Ella T.
Grasso was elected governor of Connecticut, the
first woman to win a gubernatorial office without
succeeding her husband.
In 1989, death
claimed pianist Vladimir Horowitz in New York at
age 85 and singer-songwriter Barry Sadler in
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, at age 49.
In 1994, former
President Reagan disclosed he had Alzheimer's
Ten years ago:
Rabbi Meir Kahane, the Brooklyn-born Israeli
extremist who campaigned to drive Arabs from
Israel, was shot to death after a speech at a New
York hotel. (Egyptian native El Sayyed Nosair was
acquitted of murder and convicted of weapons
charges in state court; he was later convicted in
connection with the slaying in federal court.)
Five years ago: An
endless procession of Israelis filed past the
simple wooden coffin of Prime Minister Yitzhak
Rabin, who'd been assassinated the night before.
One year ago: US
District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson declared
Microsoft Corporation a monopoly, saying the
software giant's aggressive actions were
"stifling innovation" and hurting
consumers. Pope John Paul the Second began his
first visit to India in 13 years.
"Examine what is
said, not him who speaks."