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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 10, 1483
Birth of Martin Luther (1483-1546). Luther’s vigorous protests against clerical abuses become the spark for the Protestant Reformation, which began as an attempt to reform the Roman Catholic Church but then became a schism resulting in the creation of new forms of Christianity, which became known as Protestant.
Related Topics: Luther, MartinReformation
November 10, 1917  
41 suffragettes are arrested for protesting in favour of women’s rights outside the White House. They are imprisoned and subjected to violent abuse while in jail.
November 10, 1924  
The Society for Human Rights, the first gay rights organization in the U.S., is founded in Chicago by Henry Gerber, a German immigrant. He is inspired by Germany’s Scientific Humanitarian Committee , formed to oppose the oppression of men and women who are considered “sexual intermediates.”
Related Topics: Gay & Lesbian History
November 10, 1995
Ken Saro-Wiwa (1941-1995) and eight other human rights campaigners are executed by the Nigerian government for leading a campaign against environmental abuses caused by oil companies in the Niger Delta.
Related Topics: ExecutionJudicial Murders
November 10, 1995  
Dr. Hugh Short of Ancaster, Ontario is shot by an anti-abortion terrorist.



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