1860-1899 | Jamaica

7 OCTOBER

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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