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  • Evy Lena Wood (1912 - 2008)
    Evy Lena A. Wood, 95, of Rocky Mount, passed away on Sunday, August 3, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Luther Wood; an infant daughter; her parents, Henry Sylvatus and Flori...

November 5 is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 56 days remain until the end of the year.

Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire Night and Firework Night, is an annual commemoration observed on 5 November, primarily in the United Kingdom. Its history begins with the events of 5 November 1605 O.S., when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while guarding explosives the plotters had placed beneath the House of Lords. Celebrating the fact that King James I had survived the attempt on his life, people lit bonfires around London; and months later, the introduction of the Observance of 5th November Act enforced an annual public day of thanksgiving for the plot's failure.