This Day In History- Richard Nixon Was Elected President

November 5th

Today in 1605,what was known as the Gun powder Plot was revealed in England. The plan was to blow up King James I while he opened Parliament. The man behind it – Guy Fawkes – was caught and tortured. He and seven others were later executed.

Today in 1872,Susan B. Anthony attempted to vote in the Presidential election. While she went on trial the following summer, she never paid the $100 fine.

Today in 1872,Ulysses S. Grant was re-elected US President.

Today in 1889,Louisa Woosley became the first woman to be ordained as a minister in any Presbyterian denomination.

Today in 1895,Utah accepted women’s suffrage. It had been originally accepted in 1870, but was revoked by the federal government in 1887.

Today in 1917,Supreme Court decision (Buchanan v Warley) struck down a Louisville, Kentucky, ordinance requiring blacks and whites to live in separate areas.

Today in 1935,the Lincoln Highway opened. It was the first paved coast-to-coast highway in the US.

Today in 1940,Franklin Roosevelt was re-elected President.

Today in 1946,John F. Kennedy (D-MA)was elected to the US House of Representative

Today in 1956,the “Nat King Cole Show”debuted on NBC. The first variety program to be hosted by an African-American, it last for three seasons.

Today in 1968,Richard Nixon was elected President.

Today in 1989,Barry Sadler, the army veteran who topped the charts for five weeks in 1966 with the song "The Ballad of The Green Berets,”died at the age of 51. Fourteen months earlier, he'd been shot in the head during a robbery at his home in Guatemala and had suffered brain damage.

Today in 1991,Robert M Gates was confirmed as the 15th director of the CIA. He was sworn in a week later.

Today in 1995,John Elway became the seventh player in NFL history to pass for 40,000 career yards, throwing for three touchdowns as the Denver Broncos routed the Arizona Cardinals 38-6.

Today in 1996,California voters approved the use of marijuana for medical use on proposition 215.

Today in 1998,Henry Hyde of the Judiciary Committee asked President Clinton to answer 81 questions for the House impeachment inquiry. He provided the response by November 27th.

Today in 1999,the film, "The Bone Collector," starring Morgan Freeman and Angelina Jolie,opened in theaters nationwide. Also opening? The film, "The Insider,"starring Russell Crowe.

Today in 1999,Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra were both arrested and charged with battery and domestic violence in a Miami Beach, Florida hotel.

Today in 1999,US District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson ruled that Microsoft was a monopoly.

Today in 2006,Saddam Hussein, former president of Iraq, and his co-defendants Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti and Awad Hamed al-Bandar were sentenced to death by hanging in the al-Dujail trial for the role in the massacre of the 148 Shi'as in 1982.

Today in 2009,US Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan (US Army Medical Corps) killed 13 and wounded 43 at Fort Hood, Texas in the largest mass murder aboard a US military installation in history.Although he has pledged allegiance to ISIS/ISIL and has openly admitted his hatred of the United States, the incident remains classified as “workplace violence.”

Today in 2012,Google’s Gmail became the world’s most popular email service.

Today in 2015,the Collins Dictionary named "binge-watch" the word of the year, followed by “transgender.”

Today in 2015,Japan welcomed its first officially recognized same-sex couple union: Koyuki Higashi and Hiroko Matsuhara in Tokyo.

Today in 2017, a gunman shot 26 dead and injured 20at a church in Sunderland Springs, Texas.

Today in 2017, Shalane Flanagan became the first American woman to win the New York City marathon in 40 years.

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