Child dies of burns after Halloween costume ignites; elderly man breaks neck attempting to kick a black cat

November 5, 1920Minneapolis, Minnesota7-year-old Betty Jones dies from injuries a week after her Halloween costume ignited Jones and a group of 25 other children visited a neighbor’s home for Halloween activities. Jones had a paper costume over her regular attire and, while the children played by casting shadows on the wall produced by candlelight, Jones’…

Guy Fawkes found trying to destroy Parliament

November 5, 1605 London, England Guy Fawkes of the “gunpowder plot” is discovered before he can explode multiple barrels of gunpowder in the House of Lords, a plot created with the hopes of bringing greater religious tolerance for Catholics in England The reigning monarch at the time was King James I, who orchestrated an English…