This Day in History: Nov. 5

Encyclopaedia Britannica

Guy Fawkes; Gunpowder Plot 1605 – Gunpowder Plot Celebrated with fireworks as Guy Fawkes Day, this English holiday marks the anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot, when Roman Catholics led by Robert Catesby tried to blow up Parliament, the king, and his family this day in 1605.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

1940 – Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected to an unprecedented third term as president of the United States.

World War I

1914 – France and Britain declared war on Turkey, widening the conflict of World War I.

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