London Rebel History Calendar - March 2017

CORN LAW RIOTERS ATTACK PARLIAMENT, 1815

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

 

you trash our meeting
places... we'll 'ave
yer
mansions!

 

1

1933: House of
Commons gallery
invaded by unemployed
& hunger marchers.

2

A meeting of London
radical clubs launches what will become the Social
Democratic Federation.

 

3

900 people pack
Paddington Day Hospital
public meeting to protest
closure of mental health unit.

 

4

Habeus Corpus suspended in government crackdown on radicals, 1817.

5

300 footmen riot, Drury Lane playhouse, after being denied entrance 'on account of their rudeness'. 1737.

6

1815: Riots rock
West End as Parliament passes Corn Laws.

7

Thomas White
& John Hepburn
hanged in Newgate,
for being gay, 1811.

8

Mass eviction
of 20 squats, Leigham Court
Estate,
Streatham,
1999.

9

Hampstead mansion of Saif Gaddaffi squatted, 2011.

10

Anti-war meeting broken up by soldiers led by
an officer; De
Beauvoir Town,
1916.

11

Entire anti-apartheid
non-stop picket
outside South African
embassy arrested, 1989.

12

William Rayner nicked,
charged with publishing
seditious pamphlet,
Robin's Game, 1733.

13

League of
Coloured Peoples
formed in Tottenham
Court Road YMCA, 1931.

 

14

Mass breakout attempt at New Gaol, Southwark, foiled by soldiers. 1775.

15

Paul Robeson appears as Toussaint L'Ouverture
in CLR James play,
Westminster Theatre, 1936.

16

John Wilkes elected
MP for third time,
having been expelled from
Parliament twice. 1769.

17

Karl Marx buried,
Highgate Cemetery, 1883.
(Massive Marx
head was
erected later though.)

18

De Beauvoir Town:
Socialist Brotherhood Church finally closed its doors on March 18th, 1934.

19

1908: first
of many suffragette
meetings,
Albert Hall.

20

World Cup nicked,
Westminster, 1966.

21

Mass Chartist meeting, John Street, Fitzrovia, 1848.

22

Leveller printer
William Larner arrested &
jailed, Bishopsgate, 1645.

23

TUC General Council rejects Grunwicks strikers request to black firm's
essential services. 1977.

 

24

Socialist
Feminist Conference
opens in London, 1979.

25

400 Jews
killed
in
London
pogrom.

26

Parliament Square peace camper Brian Haw nicked for refusing to surrender
banner to police, 2006.

27

Printer & publisher of
'Fog's Journal' arrested for defaming the memory of late king William III, 1732.

 

28

1558:
Cuthbert Simpson,
burned (after being
racked) at Smithfield,
for protestantism.

29

Lockout of
striking
workers at
Pimlico army clothing
factory, 1879.

30

Freiheit office raided:
Johann Most nicked and
sent to Newgate for article
approving tsar's offing, 1881.

31

North London 3 month long civil servants strike ends in defeat, 1988.