November 5th

Former Penn State defensive coordinator, Jerry Sandusky, is arrested on charges of 40 counts of sexual abuse over a 15-year period.
Jerry Sandusky
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
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
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
Assassination attempt on Canadian Prime Minister. André Dallaire tried to assassinate Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien.
André Dallaire
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
Pianist Vladimir Horowitz died in New York at age 85.
Vladimir Horowitz
Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini declares US "The Great Satan".
Great Satan
Ella T. Grasso became the first woman to win a gubernatorial office without succeeding her husband.
Ella T. Grasso
The first black woman representative to serve in Congress, Shirley Chisholm, was elected.
Shirley Chisholm
Britain & France land forces in Egypt in reaction to Egypt nationalizing the Suez Canal.
1956 in the United Kingdom
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
President Franklin D. Roosevelt won an unprecedented third term in office when he defeated Wendell L. Willkie.
United States presidential election, 1940
Adolf Hitler informs his military leaders in a secret meeting of his intentions of going to war.
Adolf Hitler
George B. Selden of Rochester, N.Y., received the first U.S. patent for an automobile.
George B. Selden
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
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
Battle at Panipat: Mogollegers beat hindu leader Hemu.
Christopher Columbus learns of maize (corn) from Indians of Cuba.
History of Cuba