London Rebel History Calendar - January 2018

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

1

Mary Macarthur,
womens trade union leader,
dies, Golders Green, 1921.

2

The Saxons
thought today an unlucky day to do any work. True.

3

Riots in
Spitalfields as
silk-weavers trash looms, 1768.

4

king Charles I fails to arrest parliamentary leader in Commons, 1642 - English revolution is underway...

5

Military Service
Act introduced
1916, paving the way
for WW1 conscription.

 

6

Old Vortex jazz
club squatted,
Stoke Newington, 2007.

7

1888: Funeral
of William Curner,
killed in Bloody Sunday riot.

 

8

Royal Army Service Corps mutiny, demanding faster demobilisation, Park Royal, 1919

9

Jane Cobden &
Margaret Sandhurst are first women elected to London County Council, 1889.

10

John Smith gets
7 years in Newgate for
taking part in trashing
Dingley's Sawmill, 1769.

11

Freethinker
Richard
Carlile sentenced
to 2 years in
prison for
publishing
the Pioneer, 1831.

12

Mass demo against anti-trade union Industrial
Relations Bill, 1971.

13

Elsy Borders goes to
court in West Wickham
mortgage strike, 1938.

14

Leytonstone's alternative 491 Gallery closes down, 2013.

15

Use of troops against
transport strikers
sparks more strikes
in Borough & Covent
Garden markets, 1947.

 

16

Socialist Eleanor
Marx born, 1855.

17

Lodovick
Muggleton ordered
to be pilloried &
his books burned, 1677

18

Unemployed occupy
Deptford/Greenwich
Guardians office, 1922,
demanding free coal.

19

14 publicans fined for
selling booze during
Sunday sermons, 1738.

20

Squatters
resist
evictions, Haggerston
Estate,
Hackney, 1991.

21

Coal porters
& carmen's strike starts, 1914, demanding payrise.

22

First Labour
govt takes office, 1924 - ready
to prove itself reliable to
capital.

 

23

Committee of 100
sit-in, House of
Commons,
demanding
end to nuclear
tests. 1962.

24

London School of
Economics occupied
by students, 1969.

25

Canonbury
home of dole
minister Peter Lilley
picketed & graffitied, 1994

26

Gerrard Winstanley publishes The New Law of Righteousness, 1649.

27

Rising Tide
disrupt oil &
gas exploiters conference, Paddington
Hilton, 2004.

28

William Benbow
publishes The Grand
National Holiday of the productive Classes, 1832 -
proposing a General strike.

 

29

Nicholas Jakes leads protest in Westminster, 1450
- for which he is hanged.

30

Secularist
heavyweight Charles
Bradlaugh dies, 1891.

31

Anti-war meetings
broken up by pro-war
rowdies, Stepney, 1878.

     

 

Troops
Out
...of the
army!