World History/Global Studies

Steve Biko | Zinn Education Project

Aug. 18, 1977: Steve Biko Arrested

Anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko was arrested at a police roadblock.
Time Periods: Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000
Themes: Laws & Citizen Rights, Racism & Racial Identity, World History/Global Studies
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Aug. 9, 1970: The Mangrove Nine Arrested in London

Nine Black activists were arrested in London and charged with inciting a riot when they led over 150 protestors in a march against police harassment.
Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: Criminal Justice & Incarceration, Immigration, Imperialism, Racism & Racial Identity, World History/Global Studies
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Hanoi's Hospital | Zinn Education Project

Dec. 18, 1972: Christmas Bombing of Vietnam

Richard Nixon initiated a massive "carpet bombing" campaign in Northern Vietnam, mainly Hanoi.
Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: Imperialism, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, World History/Global Studies
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Operation Just Cause | Zinn Education Project

Dec. 20, 1989: Invasion of Panama

The United States invaded Panama in "Operation Just Cause."
Time Periods: Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000
Themes: Imperialism, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, World History/Global Studies
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Dec. 22, 1997: Acteal Massacre

Adults and children, members of the organization Las Abejas (The Bees), were massacred while praying in a church in Chiapas, Mexico.
Time Periods: Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000
Themes: Latinx, World History/Global Studies
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Dec. 6, 1929: Cayes Massacre

In Les Cayes, Haiti, one of the worst massacres of civilians took place on December 6, 1929, during the nineteen-year American occupation of Haiti, an occupation that began in 1915.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944
Themes: US Foreign Policy, World History/Global Studies
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Feb. 2, 1512: Taíno Leader Hatuey Executed in Cuba

Hatuey was a freedom fighter in the early 1500s who mobilized Caribbean islanders against invasion, theft, and murder by European conquistadors.
Time Periods: Colonization: 1492 - 1764
Themes: Native American, World History/Global Studies
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Anti-Nazi Strike Amsterdam

Feb. 25, 1941: General Strike in Amsterdam

A general strike was called in Amsterdam to protest Nazi persecution of Jews under the German Nazi occupation.
Time Periods: Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944
Themes: Organizing, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, World History/Global Studies
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Aguinaldo and army 1900

Feb. 4, 1899: War of Philippine Independence

When the United States refused to recognize Philippine independence, Philippine Republic president Emilio Aguinaldo declared war.
Time Periods: Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899
Themes: Imperialism, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, World History/Global Studies
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Jan. 1, 1804: Haitian Independence

Haiti became a free republic after a revolution, declaring independence for ALL people.
Time Periods: Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849
Themes: African American, Slavery and Resistance, World History/Global Studies
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Hope for Haiti byJesse Joshua Watson

Jan. 12, 2010: Earthquake in Haiti

Haiti was hit with a devastating earthquake that took the lives of thousands and displaced even more‪.
Time Periods: 2001 - Present
Themes: Imperialism, US Foreign Policy, World History/Global Studies
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Jan. 18, 1943: Jewish Resistance in Warsaw Ghetto

Jews in the Warsaw ghetto organized armed self-defense units to oppose deportations to forced-labor camps and to the Treblinka extermination camp.
Time Periods: Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944
Themes: Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, World History/Global Studies
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July 14, 1969: Soccer War

In 1969, a brief war broke out between Honduras and El Salvador.
Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: Latinx, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, World History/Global Studies
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