Archive for August, 2007
Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Bonfire Night, is annually held to commemorate the 1605 failed Gunpowder Plot in which Guy Fawkes and his co-conspirators attempted to blow up Parliament with King James I inside.
After the plot was felled and exposed, Fawkes and his group were arrested, imprisoned and executed. Though not a legal More >
London, September 8th 2007 . Now in its 20th year, the 22-mile Great River Race is London’s “most colorful and spectacular river event” and is open to all traditional-style boats powered by four or more oars/paddles. Winners are determined by a combination of self-propelled speed as well as a designated handicap. More >
Opened in March 2007, the new Wembley Stadium is “truly iconic,” one for the world to see. With a capacity of 90,000 seats, its signature is a circular lattice archway that is the largest unsupported roof structure in the world. As for the roof itself, it’s an engineering stunner: retractable and More >
Organized by the Gorilla Organization, the Fifth Annual Great Gorilla Run will take place on September 22, 2007 — to the delight of thousands, 1,000 runners/walkers in gorilla suits will race for 7km (approximately 4 miles) to the benefit of the endangered mountain gorilla.
Start time is 10:30 a.m., and the race More >