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Mama Deb [userpic]
Wikipedia Meme

Go to Wikipedia. In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year). List three events that happened on your birthday. List two important birthdays and one interesting death. Post this in your journal.

November 5

Three events:
1. 1605 - Gunpowder Plot: A plot led by Robert Catesby to blow up the English Houses of Parliament is thwarted when Sir Thomas Knyvet, a justice of the peace, finds Guy Fawkes in a cellar below the Parliament building. Fawkes was later hanged, drawn and quartered for his role in the conspiracy.
2. 1872 - Women's suffrage: In defiance of the law, suffragist Susan B. Anthony votes for the first time, and is later fined $100.
3. 1935 - Parker Brothers releases the board game Monopoly.

Birthdays:
1. 1900 - Natalie Schafer, American actress (d. 1991)
2. 1885 - Will Durant, American historian (d. 1981)

Death:
1605 - James I of England, (VI Scotland)

Comments

Please to remember
the fifth of November
gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason
why gunpowder treason
should ever be forgot.


Bad doggerel, but interesting history!