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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 29, 1856  
Birth of Georgi Plekanov (1856-1918), Russian socialist.
November 29, 1864  
A U.S. Army cavalry regiment attacks sleeping Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians, killing nearly 500, in what becomes known as the Sand Creek Massacre. Virtually all of the victims, mostly women and children, were tortured and scalped; many women, including the pregnant, were mutilated. A local newspaper calls it “a brilliant feat of arms,” and states the soldiers had “covered themselves with glory.”
Related Topics: Aboriginal HistoryMassacres
November 29, 1947
Birth of Petra Kelly (1947-1992), a leader of the early German Green movement and party.
Related Topics: Green MovementGreen Parties



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