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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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December 21  
The December solstice (Winter solstice in the northern hemisphere, Summer solstice in the southern hemisphere).
December 21, 1844  
The Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers opens the first co-operative store.
December 21, 1907  
Chilean soldiers massacre striking workers, along with their wives and children. More than 2,000 are killed.
December 21, 1919  
Some 250 foreign-born radicals, including Emma Goldman, are deported from the United States and sent to Russia.
Related Topics: DeportationPolitical Repression
December 21, 1991  
The dissolution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
Related Topics: Soviet Union



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