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On this day: November 5

POSTED: 09:11 PM PST Nov 04, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Nov 04, 2013 

Guy Fawkes is caught red-handed, Susan B. Anthony votes, George Foreman becomes the oldest Heavyweight Champion ever, Saddam Hussein is sentenced to death, and tragedy strikes Fort Hood, all on this day.

OTD November 5 - Gunpowder Plot
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National Portrait Gallery, London

1605: The arrest of Guy Fawkes, found guarding 36 barrels of gunpowder during a search of the Palace of Westminster in London, foils Robert Catesby's plot to destroy the House of Lords and all within it, including King James I of England. Most of Catesby's conspirators fled from London as they learned of the plot's discovery, trying to enlist support along the way. Catesby was shot and killed in a battle while fleeing and eight of the survivors, including Fawkes, would be tried and convicted on Jan. 27, 1606, and sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered.

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