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Seeds of Fire: A People’s Chronology

Recalling events that happened on this day in history.
Memories of struggle, resistance and persistence.

Compiled by Ulli Diemer

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December 8, 1723
Birth of Paul Heinrich Dietrich, Baron d’Holbach (1723-1789), French-German author, philosopher, atheist, encyclopedist and prominent figure in the French Enlightenment.
Related Topics: Enlightenment, The
December 8, 1886
Birth of Diego Rivera (1886-1957), Mexican artist and communist.
Related Topics: Artists
December 8, 1987  
Start of the First Intifada in Israeli-occupied Palestine, a campaign of militant resistance against Israeli military occupation. The uprising begins in the Jabalia refugee camp and quickly spreads throughout the occupied territories: Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Palestinian actions primarily include nonviolent civil disobedience and resistance, including general strikes, boycotts on Israeli products, refusals to pay taxes, graffiti, barricades and demonstrations.



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