Guy Fawkes Night in Great Britain and some Commonwealth countries (1605)
1138 – Lý Anh Tông was enthroned as emperor of Đại Việt at the age of two, starting a 37-year reign.
1898 – Filipinos on Negros Island revolted against Spanish rule and established the short-lived Republic of Negros.
1916 – An armed confrontation in Everett, Washington, US, between local authorities and members of the Industrial Workers of the World resulted in seven deaths.
1983 – Five workers on the Byford Dolphin (pictured) semi-submersible oil rig were killed in an explosive decompression while drilling in the Frigg gas field in the North Sea.
2009 – Major Nidal Malik Hasan of the United States Army went on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, the worst shooting ever to take place on an American military base.