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Riots - Notable Historical Events

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Riots - Historical Events
Date Event
1189-02-06

Riots in Lynn, Norfolk (England) spread to Norwich

1264-08-05

Anti-Jewish riots break out in Arnstadt Germany

1349-03-21

3,000 Jews killed in Black Death riots in Efurt Germany

1349-12-05

500 Jews of Nuremberg massacre during Black Death riots

1791-07-14

The Priestley Riots drive Joseph Priestley, a supporter of the French Revolution, out of Birmingham, England.

1826-07-26

Vilnus Lithuanian riots cause death of many Jews

1827-08-10

Race riots in Cincinnati (1,000 blacks leave for Canada)

1839-07-27

Chartist riots break out in Birmingham, England

1849-04-25

The Governor General of Canada, Lord Elgin, signs the Rebellion Losses Bill, outraging Montreal's English population and triggering the Montreal Riots.

1852-09-03

Anti-Jewish riots break out in Stockholm, Sweden

1861-04-19

Baltimore riots-4 soldiers, 9 civilians killed

1864-09-04

Bread riots in Mobile, Alabama

1868-09-22

Race riots in New Orleans La

1875-12-17

Violent bread riots in Montreal

1876-09-17

Race riots in SC

1881-04-01

Anti-Jewish riots in Jerusalem

1883-11-03

Race riots in Danville Virginia (4 blacks killed)

1885-09-18

Riots break out in Montreal to protest against compulsory smallpox vaccination.

1900-08-05

In Russia, anti-Jewish riots spread from Odessa into other parts of the country

1902-05-31

Labor trouble and riots lead Spanish King Alfonso XII to impose martial law

1907-12-10

The worst night of the Brown Dog riots in London, when 1,000 medical students clash with 400 police officers over the existence of a memorial for animals who have been vivisected.

1917-07-01

Race riots in East St Louis Illinois (40 to 200 reported killed)

1917-07-02

Riots in East St Louis Mo

1919-07-13

Race riots in Longview & Gregg counties Texas

1924-04-15

Flemish-Walloon riots in Louvain, Belgium, 1 dead

1926-04-02

Riots between Moslems & Hindus in Calcutta

1932-03-07

Riots at Ford-factory Dearborn Michigan, kills 4

1932-11-09

Riots between conservative and socialist supporters in Switzerland kill 12 and injure 60.

1935-11-13

Anti-British riots in Egypt

1936-04-19

Anti-Jewish riots break out in Palestine

1938-04-05

Anti-Jewish riots break out in Dabrowa Poland

1942-07-14

Riots against Jews in Amsterdam

1942-08-01

Race riots in Harlem, New York

1942-08-06

-8] Riots by Dutch Jews

1943-02-09

German riots at "plutocratenzoontjes," 1,200 in Vught Camp

1943-06-03

A mob of 60 from the Los Angeles Naval Reserve Armory beat up everyone perceived to be Hispanic, starting the week-long Zoot Suit Riots.

1943-06-04

Race riots in LA

1943-09-29

German riots at Amsterdam Jews

1944-08-10

Race riots in Athens Alabama

1944-10-07

Riots in Amersfoort/Utrecht/Strugle

1944-11-10

German riots in Rotterdam/Schiedam 52,000 men sent to Germany

1946-07-04

Anti Jewish riots in Kielce Poland, 42 die

1946-08-16

Direct Action Day - riots in Calcutta between Moslem and Hindus kill over 4,000 over demand for Pakistan separate state

1953-06-17

Riots in East Germany for reunification

1954-05-13

Chinese Middle School students in Singapore take part in anti-National Service riots.

1955-03-17

After Maurice Richard is suspended for the remainder of the season, riots break out in Montreal. 37 people are injured and over 100 are arrested. The following morning, Richard goes on the radio to ask citizens to stop vandalizing the city.

1956-06-28

Riots break out in Poznan Poland, 38 die

1957-05-24

Anti-American riots breakout in Taipei, Taiwan

1958-09-09

Race riots in Notting Hill Gate, London

1963-07-20

Riots break out at Mt Eden Prison, Auckland, New Zealand

1964-07-18

Race riot in Harlem (NYC); riots spread to Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bkln)

1965-08-11

Watts riots begin in Southeast LA, lasts 6 days

1966-03-15

Racial riots erupt in the Watts section of Los Angeles

1966-07-03

Race riots in Omaha Nebraska

1967-01-01

Day's play in the Calcutta Test v W Indies cancelled by riots

1967-06-02

Race riots in Roxbury section of Boston

1967-07-13

Race riots break out in Newark, 27 die

1967-07-17

Race riots in Cairo Illinois

1967-07-19

Race riots in Durham NC

1967-07-20

Race riots in Memphis Tenn

1967-07-24

Race riots in Cambridge, Maryland

1967-07-24

Race riots in Detroit force postponement of Tigers-Orioles game

1969-05-13

Race riots, later known as the May 13 Incident, take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1969-05-30

Riots on the Caribbean island of Curaçao

1969-06-28

Stonewall riots begin in New York City.

1969-10-14

Race riots in Springfield Mass

1970-01-13

Riots begin in the Ballymurphy area of Belfast

1970-01-15

Riots break out in the Ardoyne area of Belfast

1970-03-31

Following an Orange Order parade, intense riots erupt on the Springfield Road in Belfast; violence lasts for three days, and the British Army used CS gas for the first time in large quantities

1970-04-01

Serious riots continue in the Ballymurphy estate in Belfast between Catholic residents and the British Army

1970-05-12

Race riots in Augusta Georgia; 6 blacks killed (5 by cops)

1970-06-16

Race riots in Miami Florida

1970-06-22

Irish socialist, republican and Member of Parliament, Bernadette Devlin, loses her appeal against a 6-month prison sentence imposed for taking part in riots in Derry

1970-06-27

Following the arrest of Bernadette Devlin, intense riots erupt in Derry and Belfast leading to a prolonged gun battle between Irish republicans and loyalists

1970-07-30

Riots hit Belfast, North Ireland

1970-10-30

There are serious riots in the Catholic Ardoyne area of Belfast which last for three nights

1970-11-07

Race riots in Daytona Beach Florida

1970-12-30

The financial cost of the disturbances and riots in Northern Ireland during 1969 and 1970 are today estimated to be £5.5 million

1971-01-23

Riots break out in the Shankill Road area of Belfast, North Ireland

1971-07-08

During street disturbances, British soldiers shoot dead two Catholic civilians in Free Derry; as a result, riots erupted in the city and the Social Democratic and Labour Party withdraws from Stormont in protest

1972-10-16

A Protestant youth member (15) of the Ulster Defence Association, and a UDA member (26) are run over by British Army vehicles during riots in east Belfast

1976-06-27

In South Africa, the National President of the Black People's Convention, Kenneth Hlaku Rachidi, declares that riots in Soweto have lead to a new era of political consciousness

1977-04-27

Bloody riots in Soweto South Africa

1978-05-03

WI all set to lose cricket test v Aust at Kingston till riots end game

1981-04-03

Race riots in London's Brixton area

1981-06-21

Riots at Casablanca, kills 66-200

1982-06-15

Riots in Argentina after Falklands/Malvinas defeat

1985-10-06

PC Keith Blakelock is murdered as riots erupt in the Broadwater Farm suburb of London.

1989-02-27

Venezuela is rocked by the riots of Caracazo.

1989-12-29

Riots break-out after Hong Kong decides to forcibly repatriate Vietnamese refugees.

1990-03-31

Riots began in London over the new poll tax laws

1990-06-25

Anti-government riots break out in Lusaka, Zambia

1992-04-29

Jury acquits LA police officers of beating Rodney King, riots begin

1992-05-01

LA Dodgers postpone 3 games due to racial riots over Rodney King beating

1996-03-13

Sri Lanka beat India in World Cup semi as riots stop play

1998-05-13

Race riots break out in Jakarta, Indonesia, where shops owned by Indonesian of Chinese descendants are looted and women raped.

2001-12-19

Argentine economic crisis: December 2001 riots - Riots erupt in Buenos Aires after Domingo Cavallo's corralito measures restrict the withdrawal of cash from bank deposits.

2005-01-21

In Belmopan, Belize, the unrest over the government's new taxes erupts into riots.

2005-10-27

Riots begin in Paris after the deaths of two Muslim teenagers.

2005-12-11

Cronulla riots: Thousands of White Australians demonstrate against ethnic violence resulting in a riot against anyone thought to be Lebanese (and many who were not) in Cronulla Sydney. These are followed up by ethnic attacks on Cronulla.

2007-03-01

"Squatters" are evicted from Ungdomshuset in Copenhagen, Denmark, provoking the March 2007 Denmark Riots.

2007-05-12

2007 Karachi riots, which killed over 50 people in Karachi and above 100 injured, on the arrival of Chief Justice of Pakistan; Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry in Karachi city.

2008-03-02

Riots in Yerevan, Armenia concerning the Armenian presidential election, 2008 come to a fatal end, with police forces clashing with civilians in their peaceful protest, resulting in 8 deaths.

2011-01-25

Egyptian Revolution of 2011 begins in Egypt, with a series of street demonstrations, marches, rallies, acts of civil disobedience, riots, labour strikes, and violent clashes in Cairo, Alexandria, and throughout other cities in Egypt.

2012-02-01

At least 73 people are killed in the Egyptian football riots in Port Said

2012-06-09

Burma (Myanmar) riots kill 20 people and burn down 300 houses

2016-03-17

Trump predicts 'riots' if Republicans deny him the nomination

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Riots - Birthdays
Date Event
1929-9-26

Cecil L. Murray, Clash of Colors: LA Riots of 1992

1974-02-15

Dimitra Altani, December Riots

1982-02-14

Michael Hilton, Bradford Riots

1983-08-26

Zaid Munir, Bradford Riots


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