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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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July 25, 1849  
The Willich Corps, a revolutionary militia who have been fighting along with other revolutionary forces against Prussian troops in the Palatinate, escape across the Rhine into Switzerland after being defeated by the Prussian army. One of the last to make the crossing is Friedrich Engels, co-author of the Communist Manifesto.
Related Topics: Revolutions of 1848-49
July 25, 1898
The United States invades and occupies Puerto Rico, proclaiming they are ‘liberating’ the island. More than a century later, the American occupation continues.
Related Topics: Puerto RicoU.S. Imperialism
July 25, 1905  
Birth of Grace MacInnis (1905-1991), Canadian politician, social democrat, and feminist; elected as an MLA and an MP representing the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) and the New Democratic Party (NDP).
July 25 - August 2, 1909
Tragic Week (Semana Tr…##ca in Catalan, la Semana Tr…##ca in Spanish): bloody confrontations between the Spanish army and the working classes of Barcelona and other cities of Catalonia.



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