London Rebel History Calendar - February 2018

18th century Shrove Tuesday street football match

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday


blasphemy
and heresy
will keep
you warm
at night

 

 

 

1

First TV detector
van commissioned,
1952 (so many
were dodging the licence).

 

2

First public toilets open, Fleet Street, 1852.
Now an
endangered
species...

 

3

Poet, anarchist,
publisher, chessplayer,
John Rety dies, 2010.

 

4

John Rogers
burned for
heresy,
Smithfield,
1555.

 

5

Riot as Kingston
magistrates try to ban
traditional Shrove Tuesday street football game, 1799.

6

Gradualist
socialist Fabian Society
hold first conference, Essex
Hall, The Strand, 1892.

7

Suffragettes
trash Kew Gardens
Orchid House, 1913.

8

Art critic &
social
commentator
John Ruskin
born,
Bloomsbury,
1819.

9

1969: Family Squatting Campaign squats houses in Ilford - launching modern squatters movement.

10

Leading
freethinker
of his age,
Richard
Carlile, dies,
London, 1843.

11

Two ringleaders
of army mutiny
(in February) hanged,
7 more flogged, 1660.

12

Lollard Wiiliam
Sawtrey questioned for heresy, St Pauls, 1401.

13

Suffragette Women's
Parliament meets, Caxton Hall, Westminster, 1907.

14

Socialist author & poet Jim Connell buried, Golders Green - crowd sing his song The Red Flag. 1929.

15

Radical Clio
Rickman,
publisher,
mate of Tom
Paine, dies
Marylebone, 1834.

16

Lesbian & Gay
Rights Coalition march, central London, 1991.

17

Radical
journo William Cobbett
indited for seditious
libel for sympathising
with Swing rioters, 1830.


18

Two ringleaders
of army mutiny
(in February) hanged,
7 more flogged, 1660.

19

Disabled
Direct Action Network activists block A23 outside Lambeth Town Hall, 1999.

 

20

John Aubrey,
John Berry &
Duncan Campbell nicked for
breaching Official Secrets
Act, 1977

(See Nov 8).

21

House of
Commons votes
to reduce gay
male age of
consent to 18.
Leads to mini-Riot - many wanted 16.

22

Five mutineers
from the
ship 'Flowery
Land' hanged, Newgate,
1864.

23

150 anti-cuts
protestors occupy Lambeth Town Hall - council
abandon meeting, 2011.

24

MacPherson
Report labels Met Police institutionally racist, 1999.

25

Mass miners rally, London, 1985 - many arrests.

26

Secularists GW Foote, Henry Kempe &
WJ Ramsay jailed
for blasphemy, 1883
.

27

Great Public
Meeting of the
Tailors of London adopts a new
Chartist petition,
1842.

 

28

Fighting in Trafalgar
Square as fascists attack
anti-apartheid rally, 1960.