On this day: November 5

POSTED: 09:11 PM PST Nov 04, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Nov 04, 2015 

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 - Guy Lombardo
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Library of Congress

1977: Canadian-American bandleader and violinist Gaetano Alberto "Guy" Lombardo, best known for almost a half-century of New Year's Eve big band performances on radio and television, dies of a heart attack at age 75 in Houston, Texas. Lombardo and his band, The Royal Canadians, were known for playing the traditional song "Auld Lang Syne" as part of the New Year's Eve celebrations, helping popularize the song for the holiday.


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