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 - Richard Nixon
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1968: Republican Richard M. Nixon wins the presidency, carrying 32 states and earning 43.4 percent of the vote to defeat Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey and third-party candidate George C. Wallace, who received 42.7 percent and 13.5 percent of the vote, respectively.


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