London Rebel History Calendar - April 2018

Newspaper depiction of Oscar Wilde arriving for his first trial for 'Gross Indecency', 1895.

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday


Strikes,
carnivals:
festivals
of the
oppressed!

         

1

April Fool!
1000 turn up to open-air Methodist sermon, Bow - but its a hoax. 1739.

2

Fake
Shakespeare play Vortigern & Rowena laughed
off stage, Drury Lane, 1796.

 

3

Dora Russell
born, Thornton Heath, 1894:
Pacifist activist
from WW1 to CND.

4

Locals occupy
Herne Hill Library
after Lambeth
council closes it,
2016.

 

5

Colindale: passengers
revolt on Northern Line tube after its re-routed - all refuse to get off. 1937.

 

6

1919: Women's peace protest against British food blockade of Germany.

 

7

International
Animal Rights
fest,
Astoria, in
memory
of hunger striker
Barry
Horne. 2002.

8

Attempt to
close a gin
shop sparks
riot, Seven
Dials,
1735.

 

9

Silkweavers march
to petition king to relieve trade depression, 1763.

 

10

Building of
innovative Pentonville Prison begun, 1840.

 

11

Joseph Kells
nicked for hissing
Prime minster
Walpole
in Court of
Requests, 1733.

 

12

First issue of
liberal lefty mag New
Statesman
appears, 1913.

 

13

Maggie Thatcher's death celebrated with a party in Trafalgar Square, 2013.



14

Elizabeth Russell
buried, Streatham, 1772:
a man who
lived as a
woman for
decades.

 

15

Land &
Labour League unemployed demonstration, 1870

 

16

OutRage! 'Bend
Over for your member'
action: gay
mooning
at Parliament,
1992.

 

17

Local
occupation of council blocks protesting sell-off evicted, Hackney, 1981.

 

18

Disabled People against the Cuts block Trafalgar Square protesting austerity, 2012.

 

19

Master
tailors go to
court to ban journeymen
from organising, 1415.



20

Cromwell
dissolves Rump Parliament, 1653 - the reign of the saints begins?

 

21

Riot at
Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, after
footmen denied
entrance block
road. 1749.

 

22

Stephen
Lawrence murdered
by racists, Eltham, 1993.

23

Association of Autonomous Astronauts 5-year plan to get
into space ends, 2000.

24

Strikes postpone
national census, 1921.

25

Joe Orton &
Ken Halliwell
nicked for
subversive
defacing of library books, 1962.

26

First Oscar
Wilde trial for gross
indecency
(being gay)
starts, 1895

27

Mary Wollstonecraft, pioneer feminist, born, Spitalfields, 1759.

 

28

Ratstar &
Offmarket squat centres raided
by cops, 2011.

 

29

1000s turn mutineer Robert
Lockyer's funeral into
Leveller mass demo, 1649.

30

Suffragette WSPU
HQ raided, 1913.