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Abolition of Slavery Timeline
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Timelines tracing abolition in specific countries, abolition of the trade in slaves and abolition throughout empires.
Algerian War of Independence
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A conflict between France and Algerian independence movements from 1954 to 1962, which led to Algeria gaining its independence from France.
American Civil War
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Also known as the War Between the States and several other names, this was a civil war in the United States of America in which eleven Southern slave states declared their secession from the United St...
American Revolution
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The American Revolution is the political upheaval during the last half of the 18th century in which thirteen of Britain's colonies in North America at first rejected the governance of the Parliament o...
Arab Revolt (1916 - 1918)
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Was initiated by the Sherif Hussein ibn Ali with the aim of securing independence from the ruling Ottoman Turks and creating a single unified Arab state spanning from Aleppo in Syria to Aden in Yemen.
Asbestos Strike
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The Asbestos Strike of 1949, based in and around Asbestos, Quebec, Canada, was a four-month labour dispute by the asbestos miners.
Bonus Army
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The Bonus Army was the popular name of an assemblage of some 43,000 marchers—17,000 World War I veterans, their families, and affiliated groups—who gathered in Washington, D.C., in the spring and summ...
Cuban Revolution
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An armed revolt that led to the overthrow of U.S.-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista of Cuba on January 1, 1959 by the 26th of July Movement led by Fidel Castro.
Easter Rising
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An insurrection staged in Ireland during Easter Week, 1916.
Environmental history - Timeline of environmental history - Wikipedia
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The timeline lists geological, astronomical, and climatological events in relation to events in human history which they influenced.
February strike (The Netherlands)
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A general strike organized during World War II in The Netherlands against the anti-Jewish measures and activities by the Nazis.
Freedom rides
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Freedom Riders were Civil Rights activists who rode on interstate buses into the segregated southern United States.
Haitian Revolution
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The only successful slave revolt in history which established Haiti as the first republic ruled by blacks.
Hungarian Revolution of 1956
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A spontaneous nationwide revolt against the Stalinist government of the People's Republic of Hungary.
Indian independence movement
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Encompasses a wide spectrum of political organizations, philosophies, and movements which had the common aim of ending British colonial authority in South Asia.
Irish War of Independence
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A guerrilla war mounted against the British government in Ireland by the Irish Republican Army.
LGBT history, Timeline of
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The following is a timeline of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) related history.
Little Rock Central High School
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The site of forced school desegregation during the American Civil Rights Movement.
Mau Mau Uprising
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An insurgency by Kenyan peasants against the British colonialist rule.
May 1968 in France
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May 1968, referring to the period when the events occurred in France, saw the largest general strike that ever stopped the economy of an advanced industrial country,[1] the first wildcat general strik...
May Day
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Occurs on May 1 and refers to several public holidays.
Moncada Barracks
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The Moncada Barracks was a military barracks in Santiago de Cuba. On July 26, 1953, the barracks was the site of an armed attack by a small group of revolutionaries led by Fidel Castro.
Nicaraguan Revolution
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Encompasses the rising opposition to the Somoza dictatorship in the 1960s and 1970s.
North-West Rebellion
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A brief and unsuccessful uprising by the Métis people of the District of Saskatchewan under Louis Riel against the Dominion of Canada, which they believed had failed to address their concerns for the ...
October Revolution
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The October Revolution, also known as the Soviet Revolution or Bolshevik Revolution, was a political revolution and a part of the Russian Revolution.
On-to-Ottawa Trek
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A 1935 social movement of unemployed men protesting the dismal conditions in federal relief camps scattered in remote areas across Western Canada.
Organised persecution of ethnic Germans
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Pueblo Revolt
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An uprising of many pueblos of the Pueblo people against Spanish colonization of the Americas in the New Spain province of New Mexico in 1680.
Rebellions of 1837
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Canadian armed uprisings that occurred in 1837 and 1838.
Red River Rebellion
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Name given to the events surrounding the actions of a provisional government established by Métis leader Louis Riel in 1869 at the Red River Settlement in what is now the Canadian province of Manitoba...
Rescue of the Danish Jews
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When Hitler ordered that Danish Jews be arrested and deported on 1-2 October 1943, many Danes took part in a collective effort to evacuate the roughly 8,000 Jews of Denmark by sea to nearby neutral Sw...
List of revolutions and rebellions
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This is a list of revolutions and rebellions
Revolutions of 1848
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A series of political upheavals throughout the European continent. Described by some historians as a revolutionary wave, the period of unrest began in France and then, further propelled by the French ...
Royal Indian Navy Mutiny
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A strike and mutiny by Indian sailors of the Royal Indian Navy on board ship and shore establishments at Bombay (Mumbai) harbour in 1946.
St. Bartholomew's Day massacre
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A wave of Roman Catholic mob violence, directed against the Huguenots (French Calvinist Protestants).
Satyagraha
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A campaign of nonviolent protest against the British in colonial India in 1930.
Scientific method: Timeline of the history of scientific method - Wikipedia
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Shows an overview of the cultural inventions that have contributed to the development of the scientific method
Selma to Montgomery marches
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Three marches in 1965 that marked the culmination of the voting rights movement of the American civil rights movement.
Sexual revolution
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Encompasses the changes in social thought and codes of behaviour related to sexuality throughout the Western world.
Sexual revolution in 1960s America
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Attitudes to a variety of issues changed, sometimes radically, throughout the decade. The urge to 'find oneself' the activsm of the 1960's and the quest for autonomy were characterised by the changes ...
Spanish Revolution
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A workers' social revolution that began during the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War in 1936.
Stonewall riots
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A series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn, in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New Yo...
Tiananmen Square protests of 1989
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A series of demonstrations in and near Tiananmen Square in Beijing in the PRC beginning on 14 April. Led mainly by students and intellectuals, the protests occurred in a year that saw the collapse of ...
Timeline of labour issues and events
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Tompkins Square Riot (1874)
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On January 13, 1874 police crushed a demonstration involving thousands of unemployed in New York City's Tompkins Square Park.
Walkerton Tragedy
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Brief overview of the Walkerton water contamination incident.
Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
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The Jewish resistance that arose within the Warsaw Ghetto in German occupied Poland during World War II, and which opposed Nazi Germany's effort to transport the remaining ghetto population to Treblin...
Warsaw Uprising
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A struggle by the Polish Home Army to liberate Warsaw from Nazi German occupation during World War II.
Winnipeg General Strike
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The Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 was one of the most influential strikes in Canadian history, and became the platform for future labour reforms. In March 1919 labour delegates from across Western C...
Women's suffrage: Timeline of women's suffrage - Wikipedia
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Timeline of women's suffrage activities around the world from the 18th to 21st century.


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