Remember, remember the fifth of November today is known as Guy Fawkes Night, Bonfire Night and Firework Night. It is an annual celebration observed on November 5 for more than 400 years following the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 when 13 conspirators 

While you're chanting "remember, remember, the fifth of November," here's a few things to know about the history of November 5, and of Guy Fawkes.

Conspirator Guy Fawkes attempts to plant gunpowder in the cellar of the Palace of Westminster, Nov. 5, 1605. Fawkes became involved with a group of English Catholics who planned to assassinate the Protestant King James. The plan was to blow up the 

A quick reminder about those Guy Fawkes masks Occupiers are fond of wearing.

to our novelty eyeballs in discussions about whether Australia should celebrate Halloween. But given recent developments in Australia's political landscape, perhaps we should have been discussing whether Australia should celebrate Guy Fawkes night.


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