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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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August 24 - October 3, 1572
St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre: Massacres of Protestant Huguenots in France.
Related Topics: French HistoryHuguenotsMassacres
August 24, 1814  
A British force burns the White House in Washington in retaliation for the burning of York (now Toronto) the previous year by American forces.
Related Topics: War of 1812
August 24, 1857  
The failure of Ohio Life Insurance and Trust Company sets the financial panic of 1857 in motion.
Related Topics: Financial Crisis
August 24, 1922
Birth of Howard Zinn, radical historian.
Related Topics: Historians
August 24, 1968  
Police riot at Chicago Democratic Party convention. Chicago cops run amuck, beating demonstrators.



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