Monday, November 5, 2012

History Trivia

November 5

1219 The port of Damietta (Egypt) fell to the Crusaders after a siege.

1530 St Felix Flood ravaged the Dutch coast, destroying the city of Reimerswaal in the Netherlands.

1605 Guy Fawkes Day, the Catholic convert conspired to blow up Parliament and the British royal family.  The gunpowder plot was discovered and Fawkes was arrested before the event was to take place. Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Bonfire Night, is an annual celebration, primarily in Great Britain, traditionally and usually held on the evening of 5 November. Festivities are centered on the use of fireworks and the lighting of bonfires. It is also celebrated in former British Colonies such as Australia and New Zealand.

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