November 5th

2011
Former Penn State defensive coordinator, Jerry Sandusky, is arrested on charges of 40 counts of sexual abuse over a 15-year period.
Jerry Sandusky
2009
13 killed at Ford Hood, Texas. Major Malik Hasan opened fire at the Soldier Readiness Processing Center in Fort Hood, Texas and killed 13 people, injuring 30.
2009 Fort Hood shooting
2007
China's first lunar satellite enters lunar orbit. The Chang'e 1, an unmanned lunar-orbiting spacecraft sent the first pictures of the Moon on November 26.
Chang'e 1
2003
Green Valley Killer pleads guilty. Gary Ridgeway, a serial killer also known as the Green Valley Killer plead guilty to killing 48 women in the 1980s and 1990s.
Gary Ridgway
1995
Assassination attempt on Canadian Prime Minister. André Dallaire tried to assassinate Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien.
André Dallaire
1994
At 45, George Foreman, became the oldest heavyweight champion when he knocked out Michael Moorer in the 10th round of their WBA fight in Las Vegas.
George Foreman
1989
Pianist Vladimir Horowitz died in New York at age 85.
Vladimir Horowitz
1979
Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini declares US "The Great Satan".
Great Satan
1974
Ella T. Grasso became the first woman to win a gubernatorial office without succeeding her husband.
Ella T. Grasso
1968
The first black woman representative to serve in Congress, Shirley Chisholm, was elected.
Shirley Chisholm
1956
Britain & France land forces in Egypt in reaction to Egypt nationalizing the Suez Canal.
1956 in the United Kingdom
1943
Vatican City bombed. Vatican city was bombed by a fascist Italian aircraft breaching the neutrality of Vatican during the second World War
Bombing of the Vatican
1940
President Franklin D. Roosevelt won an unprecedented third term in office when he defeated Wendell L. Willkie.
United States presidential election, 1940
1937
Adolf Hitler informs his military leaders in a secret meeting of his intentions of going to war.
Adolf Hitler
1895
George B. Selden of Rochester, N.Y., received the first U.S. patent for an automobile.
George B. Selden
1872
Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for trying to vote in the presidential election (she was trying to vote for President Grant).
Susan B. Anthony
1605
Gunpowder Plot: Catholic conspirator Guy Fawkes attempts to blow up King James I and the British Parliament. The plot was discovered, Guy Fawkes caught, tortured and later executed along with seven others. Celebrated ever since as Guy Fawkes Day, where his effigy is traditionally burned on a bonfire, accompanied by fireworks.
Gunpowder Plot
1556
Battle at Panipat: Mogollegers beat hindu leader Hemu.
1492
Christopher Columbus learns of maize (corn) from Indians of Cuba.
History of Cuba