London Rebel History Calendar - August 2016

South London Chartists in the 1840s.

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1

Riot Act comes into force, 1715.

2

Bethnal Green
Agitprop Shop raided
as cops hunt for
Angry Brigade bombers, 1971.

3

Stephen Ward kills himself,
after being scapegoated for Profumo scandal. 1963.

4

Cons at Pentonville, Brixton, Scrubs & Wandsworth join in
prisoners strike, 1972.

5

1000s storm 'Kings
Dinner to Poor of Chelsea', scoff the lot & demand more, 1902.

6

Mark Duggan
shot dead by police,
Tottenham - sparks riots all round England, 2011.

7

Underground magazine
Oz editors jailed for obscenity, 1971.

8

4 day East
London silkweavers riot against machine looms erupts, 1675.

 

9

Subversive playwright Joe Orton murdered by his jealous boyfriend, Islington, 1967.

10

700 Gate Gourmet
workers sacked for resisting crap conditions, Heathrow, 2005.

11

Dr Lambe, sidekick of hated royal favourite the Duke of Buckingham, killed by London mob, 1628.

12

Proposed date for start of Chartist Grand National Holiday (General Strike), 1839... abortive... still time...

13

OutRage demo opposes Assembly for Islam, Hyde Park, 1995.

14

Black revolutionary Robert Wedderburn disputes class with utopian socialist
Robert Owen, 1817.

[may have been 21st]

15

Cleaners' strike, Eurostar & St Pancras stations over job cuts, 2014.

 

16

... plus ca change:
Cleaners Action Group
strikes in MOD buildings
win pay rise, 1972.

17

Master Cordwainers
go to court to smash
assembly of guild journeymen & apprentices, 1387.

 

18

London Master builders issue 'The Document',trying to force workers to
leave unions, 1859.

 

19

Riot in Marshalsea Prison, 1768.

 

20

US embassy
machine-gunned by
1st of May Group, 1967.

 

21

1553: John Daye has his ears nailed to Cheapside pillory for seditious
sermons against the queen.

 

22

40,000 Chartists
defy ban to rally on Kennington Common & fight police, 1842.

 

23

Striking sailors prevent ships from sailing
from Limehouse 'until
wages are raised'. 1768.

 

24

Act of Uniformity
comes into force, 1662 - severe restrictions on religious dissent.

 

25

Ex-Grand Banks
Social centre evicted, Tufnell Park, 2004.

26

Strike begins at
Spottiswoode's Printers, 1889; spreads through London print trade.

 

27

Care UK strikers
picket employers, Bridgepoint Capital, Marylebone, 2014.

 

28

1956: Teddyboys redesign Prince of Wales Cinema, Paddington: ripping out seats for dancing space.

 

29

White crowds
launch Notting Hill
race riots, 1958.

 

30

Football banned
in London for
umpteenth time, 1572 -
as usual, widely ignored.

31

Foreign Jews Protection Committee raided by cops, & closed down, Whitechapel, 1917.

 

 

 

 

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