London Rebel History Calendar - July 2017

Eighteenth century convicts confined on prison ships in the Thames.

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

 


off with the heads of state!

       

1

1909: Bow St Court, 108 arrested suffragettes party in the yard, picnicking, drinking and dancing!

2

Muhammed Shuket dies
in Colnbrook Immigration
Reception Centre (prison), Harmondsworth, 2010.


3

Attempt on life of Queen Victoria by John Bean, 1842

 

4

Aristo profiteer
Lord Saye executed by Kentish rebels under
Jack Cade, Cheapside, 1450.

 

5

1909: Marion
Wallace Dunlop
begins first suffragette
hunger strike, Holloway.

 

6

Bryant & May matchgirls first approach Annie Besant for help, 1888 – leads to seminal East End strike.

 

7

2005: Squatted
Institute For Autonomy
social centre, Bloomsbury,
evicted, with everyone away
at G8 and bombs going off.

8

1795: food riots in London.

 

9

Paralympics
ahead of their time:
Greenwich cricket match,
11 men with one leg
beat 11 with one arm! 1796.

 

10

Eco-village opens, Pier Road, Woolwich, 2010.

11

Demo at
Claridges, protests visit
of Greek queen (fronting
for fascist regime), 1963.


12

Richard
Franklin goes on
trial for publishing seditious
weekly, the Craftsman, 1731

13

Anarchist graphic
artist Clifford Harper
born, Chiswick, 1949.

14

Grunwicks strike
called off in defeat, 1978.

 

15

First
prisoners installed in
prison ships ('hulks')
on the Thames, 1776.

16

Derek Bennett shot dead
by police, Brixton, 2001.

17

Sitdown protest
in Brixton Prison, 1972.

18

Wembley Park
anti-academies alliance
occupies sports
ground to prevent academy being built, 2008.

19

Emile Zola arrives
in London, fleeing prison
sentence in France for
defending Dreyfus, 1898.

20

Queen Caroline
tries to gatecrash
estranged hubby George
IV's crowning, 1821.

21

Anti-Vietnam
riot ends in attack on
posh Hilton hotel, 1968.

22

Mass meeting
in Southwark Park
launches strike in
South London docks, 1911.

23

Thousands battle in violent race riot, Deptford, 1949.

24

Vigil at Stockwell
station to remember
Jean Charles de Menezes,
shot dead by police, 2005.

25

International Anarchist Federations Congress
opens in London, 1958.

26

Garratt mock
election procession
becomes invasion of
Haymarket Theatre, 1796.

27

Anti-Irish riot
in Spitalfields, 1736,
ends in racist murder.

28

Failed
Messiah William Hacket executed, Cheapside, 1591.

29

Naked quaker
carrying fire & brimstone wanders Parliament crying 'repent, repent!' 1667.

30

W Indies cricketer Learie Constantine barred from his Bloomsbury hotel for being black. Well duh. 1943. (Sued and Won).

31

18-year old Stuart
Christie leaves London, off to try & blow up spanish dictator Franco. 1964.