Monday, November 5, 2012
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On October 29 in

1605 The "Gunpowder Plot" failed as Guy Fawkes was seized before he could blow up the English Parliament.

1781 The Continental Congress elected John Hanson of Maryland its chairman, giving him the title of "President of the United States in Congress Assembled."

1872 Suffragist Susan B. Anthony defied the law by attempting to cast a vote for President Ulysses S. Grant. (Anthony was convicted by a judge and fined $100, but she never paid the fine.)

1912 Democrat Woodrow Wilson was elected president, defeating Progressive Party candidate Theodore Roosevelt, incumbent Republican William Howard Taft and Socialist Eugene V. Debs.

1942 American showman George M. Cohan died in New York at age 64.

1968 Richard M. Nixon won the presidency, defeating Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey and American Independent candidate George C. Wallace.

1992 Malice Green, a black motorist, died after he was struck in the head 14 times with a flashlight by a Detroit police officer, Larry Nevers, outside a suspected crack house. (Nevers and his partner, Walter Budzyn, were found guilty of second-degree murder, but the convictions were overturned; they were later convicted of involuntary manslaughter.)

In The Star

Nov. 5, 1937, in The Star: Three Anniston High School students, Eugene Bagley, Leon Bradley and Billy Heathcock, reported this week to Helen Claire Leyden, stage manager of the Little Theater, for some behind-the-stage work. Three Men on a Horse will be presented for a two-day run next week to commence the Little Theater’s 1937-38 season; the play has enjoyed a long run on Broadway. Local actors performing in this production include S. J. Hall Jr. and Ray Wheeler.

Nov. 5, 1987, in The Star: Lacking about a quarter of its $1.01 million goal, the Calhoun County United Way announced this morning that it will extend its campaign two weeks. To date, the campaign has collected $762,427, or 75.5 percent of the goal. The money is used to support 28 agencies in Calhoun County, many of them providing services to the needy. The formal announcement of the campaign extension was to be made at a noon luncheon today of the United Way staff and campaign volunteers. Campaign officials said some of the shortfall is the result of late collections by several of the county's larger industries.

Famous folk born on November 5:

Actress Elke Sommer is 72.
Singer Art Garfunkel is 71.
Actor-playwright Sam Shepard is 69.
Singer Peter Noone is 65.
Actress-comedian Mo Gaffney is 54.
Actor Robert Patrick is 54.
Singer Bryan Adams is 53.
Actress Tatum O'Neal is 49.
Actress Andrea McArdle is 49.
Rock singer Angelo Moore (Fishbone) is 47.
Actor Corin Nemec is 41.
Rock musician Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead) is 41.
Country singer-musician Ryan Adams is 38.
Rock musician Kevin Jonas (The Jonas Brothers) is 25.

TV listings

How I Met Your Mother, 7 p.m. on CBS: Ted (Josh Radnor) seeks advice from Lily and Marshall (Alyson Hannigan, Jason Segel) when he and Victoria (guest star Ashley Williams) hit a rough patch in their relationship. Robin (Cobie Smulders) is startled to learn who Barney's (Neil Patrick Harris) new wingman is in the new episode "The Autumn of Breakups."

Revolution, 9:01 p.m. on NBC: Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) encounters a boy whose past reminds her of her own, and she tries to persuade Miles (Billy Burke) to help her reach out to him and his friends. Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell) meets someone from her own past that has her growing tired of Monroe (David Lyons) in the new episode "The Children's Crusade."

Castle, 9:01 p.m. on ABC: Beckett and Castle (Stana Katic, Nathan Fillion) immerse themselves in the world of science-fiction fandom when they investigate a murder at a sci-fi convention. And what a world it is — lots of costumes, big egos and plenty of drama. Armin Shimerman, a familiar face to Star Trek fans from his role in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, guest stars in the new episode "The Final Frontier."

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