This day in history November 5, 2019-Guy Fawkes
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Started by metmike - Nov. 5, 2019, midnight

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1940   – Franklin D. Roosevelt is the first and only President of the United States to be elected to a third term.

By metmike - Nov. 5, 2019, 12:07 a.m.
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This is one event/anniversary that our previous moderator celebrated dozens of times!

1605Gunpowder Plot: Guy Fawkes is arrested.

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Gunpowder Plot


Celebrated with fireworks as Guy Fawkes Day, this English holiday marks the anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot, when Roman Catholics led by Robert Catesby tried to blow up Parliament, the king, and his family this day in 1605.

By metmike - Nov. 5, 2019, 12:09 a.m.
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Gunpowder Plot

The Gunpowder Plot of 1605, in earlier centuries  often called the Gunpowder Treason Plot or the Jesuit Treason, was a failed assassination attempt against King James I by a group of provincial English Catholics led by Robert Catesby.