11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 5th November

Boxing Glove - Janusz Gawron

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1605 - Roman Catholic Guy Fawkes and several of his co-conspirators are arrested in London, when guards discover them planting 30 barrels of gunpowder in a cellar underneath the Houses of Parliament

2. 1935 - The game Monopoly is introduced by Parker Brothers Company

3. 1946 - John F. Kennedy was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives at the age of 29

4. 1952 - General Dwight D Eisenhower sweeps to victory in the American Presidential elections with the largest number of popular votes ever recorded for a Presidential candidate

5. 1955 - The Vienna State Opera House in Austria formally opens

6. 1959 - The American Football League is formed

7. 1959 - Bryan Adams is born

8. 1991 - The body of the millionaire newspaper publisher, Robert Maxwell, is found in the sea off the coast of Tenerife

9. 1994 - George Foreman, 45, became boxing's oldest heavyweight champion when he knocked out Michael Moorer in the 10th round of their WBA fight in Las Vegas

10. 1995 - Queen release their first studio album since the death of Freddie Mercury.

11. 1999 - Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra are both arrested and charged with battery and domestic violence in a hotel in Miami Beach

Sources: BBC, Wikipedia,historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk,brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com, thepeoplehistory, onthisdayinhistory.com

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