London Rebel History Calendar - October 2018

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1

Socialist -
turned theosophist -
Annie Besant born, 1847.

2

Inquest Jury
rules Ibrahima
Sey was
unlawfully
killed by police,
1996.

3

Saint William
Morris denies his
arsenic-laced wallpaper is
dangerous, 1885. errrr....

 

4

British Union
of Fascists get mashed up at
Battle of Cable Street, 1936.

5

Labour govt sends
in troops AGAIN (see July 25)
to break London
gasworkers strike, 1950.

 

6

Biggest stock
market crash for
20 years ushers in
all sorts of financial panic & mallarkery, 2008.

 

7

Booby-trap
grenade found at BOAC terminal, Victoria, 1970.

 

8

Ranter Abiezer
Coppe lobs
apples &
pears at Parliamentary
Committee, Newgate, 1650.

9

Restoration trials
of regicides who
signed king Charles I's
death warrant begin, 1660.

10

100s of East End
school kids walk
out on strike, 1889. Spreads UK
wide over
following days...

11

Strike at Daily Sketch
leads to stoppage of all
national daily papers, 1954.

12

Aslam Khan,
29,
hangs
himself,
Brixton Prison,
1990.

13

5000 cops
needed
to prevent
Suffragette
'Rush on
Parliament', 1908.

14

Blueskin Blake knifes thieftaker Jonathan Wilde, Newgate Prison: in
tumult, Blake's mate Jack
Sheppard escapes. 1724.

 

15

RampArt squatted
social centre evicted after 5 years, Whitechapel, 2009.

16

Crowds watch
'with quiet
satisfaction' as
Houses of Parliament
burns down, 1834.

17

Secularist guru
GW Foote dies, 1915.

18

Unemployed marchers fight police, Blackfriars Rd, 1932.

19

Throbbing Gristle's
'Prostitution' show
opens at ICA, 1976.

20

1786: 1000s of troop needed to suppress protests by Deptford shipwrights over loss of traditional perks.

21

Dean of St Pauls
closes cathedral as Occupy camp outside, 2011.

22

Private tenants of 'worst slums in Southwark',
Balfour St, march to protest conditions, 1973.

 

23

Wildcat postal
workers strike
spreads to Leyton, 2003.

24

Troops sent in to break oil tanker drivers' strike,
1953

25

Socialist feminist
Edith Lanchester locked in asylum by her family -
for living unmarried
with her lover, 1895.

26

British National
Party bigwig
Richard Edmonds beaten up by
anti-fascists, Kings Cross, 1991.

27

William Morris rejects offer to become poet laureate, 1892, being a republican.

28

Citizens
mobilise to
defend London as royalist army advances, 1642.

29

Angry crowd tries to
drag king George III
from his coach,
St James Park, 1795.

30

Republican John
Ayloffe executed for plot to off king James II, 1685.

31

Woolwich shipwrights strike over pay, 1739 (see November 4th).

     


If you see
a fascist...
chuck
fruit at
them