A whole night just to remember Guy Fawkes who in 1605 tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London. He obvioulsy failed and was hung, drawn and quartered in 1606. Wow they were brutal in those days.
To celebrate King James' escape from assassination Londoners were encouraged to light bonfires so long as "this testemonye of joy be careful done without any danger or disorder"
Remember, remember the fifth of November
The Gunpowder treason and plot,
I know of no reason
Why the gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.