1605: The Gunpowder Plot failed when Guy Fawkes was seized before he could blow up the English Parliament.
1872: Suffragist Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote in a presidential election.
1912: Woodrow Wilson was elected president, defeating incumbent William Howard Taft and former President Theodore Roosevelt.
1935: Parker Brothers began marketing the board game “Monopoly.”
1956: Britain and France landed troops in Egypt during fighting between Egyptian and Israeli forces around the Suez Canal.
1968: Republican Richard M. Nixon won the presidency, defeating Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey and third-party candidate George C. Wallace.
1974: Ella Grasso of Connecticut became the first woman elected governor in the United States without succeeding her husband.
1994: Former President Ronald Reagan disclosed he had Alzheimer’s disease.
1994: George Foreman became boxing’s oldest heavyweight champion at age 45 by knocking out Michael Moorer in the 10th round of their WBA fight in Las Vegas.
1996: President Bill Clinton won a second term over former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole.
1999: A federal judge declared Microsoft Corp. a monopoly.
2006: Saddam Hussein was convicted and sentenced by the Iraqi High Tribunal to hang for crimes against humanity.
2009: A shooting rampage at the Fort Hood Army post in Texas left 13 people dead; Maj. Nidal Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, was charged in the worst mass killing on a U.S. military base.