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1605: Guy Fawkes Plot, to blow up parliament fails. The Gunpowder Plot
of 1605 was a multifaceted Catholic conspiracy, a part of the
counter-reformation, directly known to and tolerated by the leading
Jesuits in England. The plot was designed to commit terrorism in
England by Guy Fawkes and other Catholics motivated by religious
persecution, financial reward and political power.
1698: Darien sick ashore, Sick are put ashore in Darien. More men land
to clear the ground and build huts.
1752: Guy Fawkes Day, Preparations for Guy Fawkes Day and Bonfire
Night celebrations include making the effigies, or "guys" that will be
burned on the bonfire. In some parts of Great Britain, children keep
up an old tradition by walking in the streets, carrying the "guy" and
beg passers by for "a penny for the guy." Bonfire Night is celebrated
all over the United Kingdom the effigies are placed on top of the
bonfire, which is then set alight; and fireworks displays fill the
1781: John Hanson, is elected President of the United States in
Congress, holding the office for one year as presiding officer of
1875: Susan B Anthony arrested, for attempting to vote
1999: Sinclair Lords Elected, Malcolm Sinclair, 20th Earl of
Caithness, Peter St Clair-Erskine, 7th Earl of Rosslyn, elected to the
reformed House of Lords by their peers.
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