Today in history – 11.5.2018

  • 1605 – Guy Fawkes and fellow conspirators attempted to blow up the English Parliament and failed. They were captured, tried and beheaded.
  • 1872 – In defiance of the law, suffragist Susan B. Anthony votes for the first time and is later fined $100.
  • 1916 – An armed confrontation in Everett, Washington between members of the Industrial Workers of the World and local police resulted in what’s become known as the Everett Massacre.
  • 1979 – Iranian students seized control of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, sparking a hostage crisis that would last 444 days and bring down the presidency of Jimmy Carter.
  • 2006 – Saddam Hussein, former president of Iraq, is sentenced to death for his role in the 1982 massacre of 148 Shi’a Muslims.