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 - Vatican City
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1943: The Vatican's Saint Peter's Basilica (seen here in 2004) is bombed by an Italian aircraft, damaging several windows and a mosaic and causing severe damage to the Vatican's train station and water system. The attack was the only breach of Vatican neutrality during World War II.


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