On This Day

What Happened on November 5, 1605

400 Years of Celebration After Plotters Fail to Kill a King

Historical Events

Historic Event

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.

1605 Highlights

About November 5, 1605

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 416 years, 9 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Scorpio