5th November

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2006 Saddam Hussein sentenced to death The Iraqi High Tribunal convicts Saddam Hussein of crimes against humanity and sentences him to death by hanging.
1999 Australia rejects republic in referendum Australians reject a proposal to break ties with the British monarchy and become a republic. The "no" votes led 54.87% to 45.13% in the final count.
1996 Bill Clinton elected President for second term Bill Clinton wins a second term as US President defeating Bob Dole
1995 Jean Chretien survives assassination attempt Andre Dalliare attempts but fails to assassinate Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien.
1994 George Foreman takes world heavyweight title George Foreman becomes the oldest heavyweight champion at the age of 45 when he knocks out Michael Moorer in the 10th round of their fight in Los Angeles.
1991 Robert Maxwell's body found The body of missing tycoon Robert Maxwell is found in the sea off Tenerife.
1967 Rail Crash at Hither Green kills 40 A rail crash at Hither Green in south London kills 40 and injures more than 80 when a train derails.
1940 Franklin D Roosevelt wins record 3rd term in office President Franklin D Roosevelt is re-elected as president of the United States for a third term.
1930 Sinclair Lewis wins Nobel Prize for Literature Sinclair Lewis becomes the first American to be named as winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.
1900 Walt Disney is born US cartoonist and animator Walt Disney is born
1854 Russia defeated at Battle of Inkerman During the Crimean War, British and French forces defeat the Russians at the Battle of Inkerman.
1605 Gunpowder plot foiled Guy Fawkes and his fellow conspirators are arrested in the cellars of the Houses of Parliament where they were planting 30 barrels of gunpowder.
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