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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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November 9, 1799  
Napoleon Bonaparte proclaims himself ruler of France, ten years after the French Revolution overthrew the monarchy and shattered the old order.
Related Topics: French History
November 9, 1965  
Roger Allen LaPorte (1943-1965), a member of the Catholic Worker Movement, immolates himself at the United Nations in New York in protest against the Vietnam War.
Related Topics: Anti-War MovementVietnam War
November 9, 1989  
The East German government yields to increasing popular pressure and opens the Berlin Wall.



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