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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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October 19, 1871
Birth of William Coaker (1871-1938), Newfoundland trade unionist known for organizing co-operatives.
October 19, 1878  
The German government, headed by Bismarck, passes the first in a series Anti-Socialist Laws. While the legislation does not ban the socialist Social-Democratic Party (SPD) outright, it bans any meetings whose aim is to spread socialist ideas, it outlaws trade unions, and it closes down socialist newspapers. The SPD works to circumvent the legislation with some success by relocating publications outside of Germany and running candidates as ostensible independents; support for the party actually increases during the period of the Anti-Socialist Laws. The laws are allowed to lapse after Bismarck leaves office in 1890.
October 19, 1895  
Birth of Lewis Mumford (1895-1990), writer on technology, cities, history, architecture, and literature.
Further Reading: The City in History
The Story of Utopias
Technics and Civilization
Green Memories
The Myth of the Machine
The Highway and the City
Lewis Mumford obituary in Connexions Digest
October 19, 1987  
The United States attacks two Iranian oil platforms in the Persian Gulf. On November 6, 2003, the International Court of Justice rules that “the actions of the United States of America against Iranian oil platforms on 19 October 1987 (Operation Nimble Archer) and 18 April 1988 (Operation Praying Mantis) cannot be justified as measures necessary to protect the essential security interests of the United States of America.”
Related Topics: InterventionIranU.S. Imperialism



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