World History/Global Studies

Zong Massacre | Zinn Education Project

Nov. 29, 1781: Zong Massacre

132 enslaved Africans were thrown overboard and killed by British crew during the Zong Massacre.
Time Periods: Revolution & Constitution: 1765 - 1799
Themes: Economics, Slavery and Resistance, World History/Global Studies
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Nov. 3, 1986: Iran Arms Sales Revealed

Ash-Shiraa reported that the U.S. gov't. had been secretly selling arms to Iran in a hostage release deal.
Time Periods: Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000
Themes: US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, World History/Global Studies
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Nov. 8, 2009: Okinawa Protest

Thousands of Okinawan protesters on the island of Okinawa demanded the removal of the U.S. base there.
Time Periods: 2001 - Present
Themes: Democracy & Citizenship, US Foreign Policy, World History/Global Studies
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Nov. 9, 1938: Pogromnacht in Germany and Austria

Violent anti-Jewish demonstrations in Europe in which hundreds of synagogues were destroyed, 7,500 Jewish-owned businesses, homes, and schools were plundered; 91 Jews were murdered; and 30,000 Jewish men were arrested and sent to concentration camps.
Time Periods: Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944
Themes: Democracy & Citizenship, World History/Global Studies
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Oct. 2, 1937: Parsley Massacre

Under the orders of U.S.-backed Dominican dictator President Rafael Trujillo, the execution of more than 20,000 Haitians began in what is now known as the Parsley Massacre at Massacre River.
Time Periods: Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944
Themes: Latinx, Racism & Racial Identity, US Foreign Policy, World History/Global Studies
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Oct. 2, 1968: Tlatelolco Massacre

Student demonstrators and other civilians were killed by the military and police in Mexico in advance of the 1968 Olympic Games.
Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: Democracy & Citizenship, Organizing, World History/Global Studies
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Oct. 24, 1970: Salvador Allende Became President of Chile

Salvador Allende became president of Chile and adopted policies for the social good such as raising minimum wage and increasing access to health care and education.
Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: US Foreign Policy, World History/Global Studies
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Oct. 3, 1935: Ethiopia Invaded by Italy

Ethiopia was invaded by Fascist Italy under Benito Mussolini.
Time Periods: Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944
Themes: Imperialism, Racism & Racial Identity, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, World History/Global Studies
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Oct. 9, 1967: Che Guevara Executed

Che Guevara was killed by U.S. military backed-Bolivian forces, working with the CIA.
Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: World History/Global Studies
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Sept. 11, 1973: Salvador Allende Killed

Chile’s democratically elected president, Salvador Allende was killed in a U.S. backed coup.
Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: Imperialism, Latinx, US Foreign Policy, World History/Global Studies
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Sept. 11, 1990: Murder of Myrna Mack

Anthropologist Myrna Mack Chang was murdered in Guatemala by U.S. backed military due to her outspoken criticism of the Guatemala government's treatment of the indigenous Maya. 
Time Periods: 20th Century, Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000
Themes: World History/Global Studies
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Sept. 21, 1976: Sheridan Circle Car Bomb

Orlando Letelier and Ronni Moffitt were killed in Washington, D.C. by a U.S.-backed Augusto Pinochet regime car bomb.
Time Periods: Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000
Themes: Imperialism, Latinx, US Foreign Policy, World History/Global Studies
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Sept. 7, 1977: Panama Canal

Treaties were signed to turn over control of the Panama Canal from the U.S. to Panama.
Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: Labor, World History/Global Studies
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History of a Canal

Poem. By Pablo Neruda. How the history of Panama has been impacted by geography and greed.
Themes: World History/Global Studies
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