London Rebel History Calendar - December 2016

The Skeleton Army join a Salvation Army march to disrupt it and take the piss, 1880s...

 

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Setting up as a prophet/ess can be profitable - but never let believers stop you partying...

 

 

 

1

Jake Prescott sentenced to 15 years for alleged involvement in Angry Brigade bombings, 1971

2

Mass squat evicted, Buckingham House, Cleveland Street,
Marylebone, 1976.

3

High Sheriff's attempt to burn Wilkes' North Briton magazine ends in riot, Royal Exchange, 1763.

4

Whitehall Conference opens, 1655: leads to
re-admission of Jews to England after 365-year ban.

5

Wayne Douglas dies in Brixton police station, 1995. Sparks rioting.

6

Camberwell
Art College occupied
by students, 2010.

7

Clarence Willbrook
refuses to show ID card to cop,
Finchley, 1950:
resulting court case
leads to cards' abolition.

8

Protest at Greek
embassy, Holland
Park, in solidarity with
riots in Greece, 2008.

9

Millenarian
poet John Milton
born, Cheapside, 1608.

10

14 'British
Committee for Withdrawal from
Ireland' activists
acquitted of incitement
to disaffect soldiers, 1975.

11

19 journeymen
printers at
The Times jailed
'for conspiring', 1810.

12

Hanging Judge Jeffreys caught in Wapping pub, fleeing after fall of his boss king James II. 1688.

13

Pitched battle in
gasworkers' strike,
Old Kent Road, 1889.

14

Poor box robbed,
Westminster Abbey, 1743 (tho' they hadn't given cash to any poor for years, so...)

15

1921: Ediswan
light bulb factory,
Edmonton, occupied by
unemployed workers.

16

Houndsditch
murders, 1911:
3 policemen shot dead by
'anarchist' jewel thieves.

17

PM William Pitt's
coach stoned by
riotous mob, 1795.

18

National Secular Society founded, Hall of Science, Old Street, 1861.

19

William Hone tried for publishing seditious parody of Athanasian Creed, 1817. No, me neither.

20

Actors nicked
in Clerkenwell, & jailed, after Commonwealth
bans plays, 1649.

21

Riot in Newgate
Prison, 1648: weapons
smuggled in by visitors.

22

TUC HQ,
Belgravia, besieged
by unemployed, 1926.

23

Chartist socialist
Bronterre O'Brien
dies, Pentonville, 1864.

24

300 attend funeral of Mad Pride founder Pete Shaughnessy, 2002 (he committed suicide on 15th).

25

Puritan ban on Xmas festivities widely ignored in London, 1644.

26

Tony's Cafe re-occupied, against gentrifiers of Broadway Market, 2005 (see Nov 29th).

27

1814: Prophetess Joanna Southcott dies, not giving birth to expected messiah aged 64. Surprise!*

28

Mass rally of Jewish radical workers, Mile End, 1889.

29

Anarchist Thomas Cantwell, publisher of Freedom, dies, 1906.

30

1770: Crew of
the ship Glatton fight off press gang attempt to force them into navy.

31

1881: Salvation Army pelted with mud and rotten fruit by Skeleton Army, Blind Beggar, Whitechapel.