1605 – Catholic conspirator Guy Fawkes attempts to blow up King James I and the British Parliament. Guy Fawkes was caught, tortured and later executed along with seven others.
1935 – Parker Brothers launches the game of Monopoly.
1953 – Film “How to Marry a Millionaire” directed by Jean Negulesco, starring Lauren Bacall, Betty Grable and Marilyn Monroe, first to be filmed in CinemaScope released
1968 – Winning one of the closest elections in U.S. history, Republican challenger Richard Nixon defeats Vice President Hubert Humphrey.
2006 – Saddam Hussein, former president of Iraq, and his co-defendants Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti and Awad Hamed al-Bandar are sentenced to death in the al-Dujail trial for the role in the massacre of the 148 Shi’as in 1982.
2018 – NASA’s Voyager 2 probe leaves the solar system, becoming the second human-made object to reach interstellar space.
Via Britanicca / On This Day