TODAY IN HISTORY
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT Nov. 5, 1916
The “Everett Massacre” took place in Washington state when a dockside confrontation between members of the Industrial Workers of the World and citizen-deputies erupted into gunfire that left at least five “Wobblies” and two deputies dead.
ALSO ON THIS DATE 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 penalty.)
Parker Brothers began marketing the board game “Monopoly.”
President Franklin D. Roosevelt won an unprecedented third term in office as he defeated Republican challenger Wendell L. Willkie.
Democrat Ella T. Grasso was elected governor of Connecticut, becoming the first woman to win a gubernatorial office without succeeding her husband.