November 5, 1605
Guy Fawkes and fellow conspirators are caught attempting to blow up the House of Parliament building in London along with King James I and the entire Protestant, and even most of the Catholic, aristocracy and nobility who were inside.
November 5, 2009
Cabinet work is complete and the new 55-inch LCD LED HD TV has been installed. Guy Fawkes might have understood the words "cabinet work" but the rest would be a mystery. Actually, it's mostly a mystery to me which is why I live on Default Street.
I'm sure that tonight there's a documentary on Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot if only I could figure out how to change the channel.
The Original Poem for Guy Fawkes Day
Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.
Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, t'was his intent
To blow up the King and Parli'ment.
Three-score barrels of powder below
To prove old England's overthrow;
By God's providence he was catch'd (or by God's mercy*)
With a dark lantern and burning match.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, let the bells ring. (Holla*)
Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King!
And what should we do with him? Burn him!