Off topic: Acuerdate, acuerdate el dia 5 de noviembre
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David Brown  Identity Verified
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Nov 5, 2005

Hoy y todo la noche y en todo los partes de Reino Unido estan celebrando Guy Fawkes night
Guy Fawkes
(York, 1570-Londres, 1606) Militar y conspirador inglés. Tras convertirse al catolicismo, fue el principal cabecilla de la Conspiración de la Pólvora, siendo arrestado en los sótanos del parlamento el día antes de llevar a cabo sus propósitos.
Guy Fawkes, que estaba en la cámara con los 36 barriles de pólvora, fue detenido "in fraganti" por las fuerzas del rey en la mañana del 5 de noviembre, fue torturado y posteriormente ejecutado.
Por eso cada año, en el aniversario del "Complot de la Pólvora", hay hogueras y fugos artificiales y petardos, tanto organizados por los ayuntamientos como mas pequeñas en todo los barrios.


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Csaba Ban  Identity Verified
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400th year's anniversary today Nov 5, 2005

I think you forgot to mention that today was the exact 400th year anniversary of this event.
Anyone interested, see also a related article in this week's Economist.
Csaba


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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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Details from BBC Nov 6, 2005

See
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/state/monarchs_leaders/gunpowder_robinson_01.shtml
for a lot more detail (five web pages of it).

(The Economist article is on the web but you have to be a subscriber to The Economist to be allowed to read it)


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