On this day: November 5

POSTED: 09:11 PM PST Nov 04, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Nov 04, 2014 

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 - Saddam Hussein
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2006: Saddam Hussein, former president of Iraq, and his co-defendants Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti and Awad Hamed al-Bandar are sentenced to death for crimes committed against residents of Dujail, Iraq, in a 1982 retaliation for a failed assassination attempt against Hussein. Specific charges included the murder of 148 people, torture of women and children and the illegal arrest of 399 others. Hussein would be hanged on Dec. 30, 2006.

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