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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July 22, 1822
Birth of Gregor Mendel (1822-1884), monk, scientist, pioneer in the field of genetics. Mendel’s work in genetics is largely rejected or ignored in his lifetime, but after his death it is re-discovered and its importance is realized.
Related Topics: GeneticsScientists
July 22, 1877  
A general strike, growing out of the railroad strike that has paralyzed much of the US, is called in St. Louis, where workers briefly seize control of the city. Strikers in St. Louis continue operation of non-freight trains and collect the fares, making it impossible for the railroads to blame the workers for loss of passenger rail service.
July 22, 1913  
In the wake of Parliamentary approval of a military bill which strengthens German imperialism and increases the likelihood of war, Rosa Luxemburg gives a speech on the political mass strike. She argues that Parliamentarism is a dead end, and that it is necessary for the working class to rely on extra-parliamentary means to challenge militarism and capitalism.
Related Topics: General StrikesMass StrikesMilitarism

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Seeds of Fire is compiled for Connexions by Ulli Diemer. References used include the Connexions Library generally, and Connexipedia specifically, Wikipedia, Sources, the Peace History feature on, the books and articles of Noam Chomsky and William Blum (marvellous antidotes to historical amnesia), and a wide, wide variety of other sources.

For more information about some of the events and people mentioned, see the following pages in Connexipedia and in the Connexions Subject Index:

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