Remember, Remember the 5th of November ... But Why?! Guy Fawkes Day Explained

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Today is the 5th of November ... which some say you should always remember, remember. That's because it's Guy Fawkes Night! Also known as Guy Fawkes Day!

The annual commemoration observed on the fifth of November, primarily in Great Britain, has also become Bonfire Night and Firework Night over the years.

Its history begins with the crazy events of November 5, 1605, when Guy Fawkes, a member of the famed Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while guarding explosives.

The plotters had placed the materials beneath the House of Lords in an attempt to kill King James I, but the monarch survived the attempt on his life.

We know ... thank goodness.

As a result, people lit bonfires around London, and the introduction of the Observance of 5th November Act enforced an annual public day of celebration.

The more you know.

Guy Fawkes Night was immortalized in many songs, rhymes and ditties, one of which involves the familiar refrain "remember, remember the fith of November."

It was also the day Marty McFly time traveled in Back to the Future, starting in 1985 and venturing to 1955, 2015 and 1885, and it's Kris Jenner's birthday.

This concludes your history lesson, THGers. It's no National Cat Day, but really, what is. And you can look at cats any day honestly, so deal with it.

You're welcome.

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