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
December 15, 1969
Giuseppe Pinelli, a railway worker and activist being held for questioning by police, ‘accidentally’ falls to his death from a fourth-floor window in a Milan police station. The authorities subsequently investigate themselves and find themselves not guilty.
Pinelli’s death is the inspiration for Dario Fo’s play Accidental Death of an Anarchist.