5 November 1605: "Remember, remember the Fifth of November, gunpowder treason and plot. I see no reason why gunpowder treason should ever be forgot." And Guy Fawkes's (among others) thwarted plan to blow up Parliament certainly hasn't been forgotten, at least by pop culture. Though it would horrify high modernist T. S. Eliot to be included in a "pop culture" timeline, his "The Hollow Men" includes a reference to "the old guy" that links the newspaper filled effigies of Fawkes that get burned on this day all over England with the emotionally bankrupt modern condition in a manner too poignant to be overlooked because of any snobbish (and nebulous) distinction between high and low art.
Oh, and speaking of art there's also this guy:
|He's not here to put you in prison, but to show you the bars.|
|Ideas are bullet, tear gas, and baton-proof.|
|You'd never guess a bird this fierce would ever cry, but if he did, he could totally heal your basilisk bite and then carry your butt out of the Chamber of Secrets.|