Gunpowder Plot: Catholic conspirator Guy Fawkes attempts to blow up King James I and the British Parliament. Plot discovered, Guy Fawkes caught, tortured and later executed along with seven others. Celebrated ever since as Guy Fawkes Day, where his effigy is traditionally burned on a bonfire, accompanied by fireworks.
Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 416 years, 9 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No
Star Sign: Scorpio