BRITISH TROOPS COMMENCE THE LOOTING AND DESTRUCTION OF BEIJING’S SUMMER PALACE
[ 7 Ocobter 1860 ]
On this day in 1860, British officers joined French troops in looting Beijing’s legendary Summer Palace.
IMPRISONMENT OF A BLACK MAN FOR TRESPASSING ON AN ABANDONED PLANTATION
[ 7 October 1865 ]
Today in 1865, a court in Morant Bay, Jamaica, convicted a local black man for attempting to farm a tiny plot of land on a long abandoned sugar plantation, for which he received a prison sentence. An angry scuffle ensued in the court which led to protests, riots and mass executions ( see 18 October 1865 and 24 October 1865 )
BRITAIN JOINS AN ILLEGAL WAR OF AGGRESSION AGAINST AFGHANISTAN
[ 7 October 2001 ]
On 7 October 2001, Britain joined the United States in initiating air strikes against Afghanistan.
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