Nov. 3, 2012
The World and Everything In It

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Hour B, Segment 5

The TW&E History Book

Nov. 5, 1605 — The Gunpowder Plot fails when Guy Fawkes is seized before he and his fellow conspirators can blow up the English Parliament.

Nov. 4, 1979—The Iranian hostage crisis begins as Islamist militants storm the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.

Nov. 7, 2009—The U.S. House passes a huge and politically unpopular health care bill, setting the stage for the loss of 63 Democratic seats in the 2010 mid-term elections.

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Nov. 3, 2012