On this day: November 5

POSTED: 10:11 PM MST Nov 04, 2012    UPDATED: 12:00 AM MST Nov 05, 2015 

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 - Ronald Reagan
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1994: In a handwritten letter to the American people, former U.S. President Ronald Reagan discloses that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease the month before. Reagan would die of pneumonia, brought on by Alzheimer's disease, nearly 10 years later.


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