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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 28, 1830  
Josiah Henson reaches Canada with his family after escaping from slavery in Kentucky. Henson joins the anti-slavery movement and speaks publicly about his experiences, helping to build the growing movement against slavery.
Related Topics: Anti-Slavery
October 28, 1918  
Uprising in Hungary. Mass demonstrations in Budapest on October 28 demand independence for Hungary, then part of the Austrian empire. On October 30, the demonstrations turn into an uprising of workers, soldiers, sailors, and students. By the evening of the 31st, the insurgents have seized control of key positions and freed all political prisoners. Lacking organization and a plan of action, they then allow the initiative to slip from their hands. Liberal politicians led by Mihaly Karolyi take advantage of the opportunity to declare a #Hungarian Democratic Republic# and form a government which promises reforms but accomplishes little.
Related Topics: Hungary



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