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.
1995: André Dallaire attempts to assassinate Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, breaking into his residence armed with a three-inch-long knife and attempting to enter the prime minister's bedroom. He was thwarted when Chrétien's wife locked the bedroom door. Justice Paul Bélanger later concurred with the defense attorney's argument that Dallaire, diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic, had been delusional at the time of the break-in. The judge ruled that Dallaire was guilty of attempted murder, but that he could not be held criminally responsible for his actions.