This Date in History calender- November 5

In Feminism, Foreign Affairs, History, Native Americans, Sioux Indians, U.S Presidents on November 5, 2007 by Editor Z

Courtesy:, Wikipedia, History Channel

1851: Following his escape from the bondage of slavery and leading a violent revolt against whites, that led to as many as 57 white casualties, Nat Turner is sentenced to death.

1862: A mass execution, as over 300 Santee Sioux Indians are sentenced to death for the rape and murders of white settlers.

1872: Despite laws barring women from voting, woman’s sufferaget Susan B Anthony defies the law and social order of the time when she casts a ballot, resulting in a $100 fine.

1912: Following a lively and extremly close U.S Presidential election, New Jersey governor Woodrow Wilson is elected President.

1916: In Washington State, a political rally turns into chaos and carnage, when local area police officers and leading organizers of the IWW (International Workers of the World), exchange fire in what is to become known in the anals of History as the Everett massacre.

1931: Ike Turner is born.

1941: U.S President Franklin Delano Roosevelt is victorious for a third time, when he beats New Deal critic Wendell Wilke.

1941: Musician Art Garfunkel is born.

1968: In a three way race ( Alabama Govenor George Wallace runs as an independent siphoning off a sliver of the electorate), ex-Vice President Richard Nixon eeks out a victory and wins the Presidency against Vice President Hubert Humphrey.

1979: A day after the Iranian hostage crisis at the American Embassy in Iran begins, Ayotallah Khomeni makes a statement that resonates with anti-western sentiment throughout the Arab world when he refers to the United States as “the great Satan”.


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