1219 The port of Damietta (Egypt) fell to the Crusaders after a siege.
St Felix Flood ravaged the Dutch coast, destroying the city of Reimerswaal in
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.