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Mary Dyer Quaker martyr for religious freedom Boston 1/6/1660

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Peace News first published in the UK June 1936, and still operating in print and online

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Mau nonviolent resistance in Samoa to German & New Zealand rule 1926-1936

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Tiananmen Square, China Massacre during democracy demonstration 4/6/1989

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World Environment Day

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James Meredith 1933 - Civil rights campaigner wounded on his lone March Against Fear 6/6/1966

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Gandhi rides in the white section of a South African train - his first act of civil disobedience 7/6/1893

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New Zealand legislates against nuclear weapons and nuclear-powered vessels 8/6/1987

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Bertha von Suttner 1843-1914 Ardent peaceworker and author Nobel Peace Laureate 1905

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Earle & Barbara Reynolds sail Phoenix of Hiroshima towards US nuclear testing area, Kwajelein June 1958

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Thich Quang Duc 1897-1963, Buddhist monk self immolates to protest religious freedom

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Margaret Thorp (Watts) 1892-1978 Anti-war activist and helper of the poor and of immigrants

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Daniel Ellsberg leaks the Pentagon Papers to The New York Times 13/6/1971

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William Sloane Coffin, Dr Benjamin Spock and 2 others convicted of aiding draft resistors14/6/1968

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Magna Carta receives the seal of King John of England - the first major civil rights document 15/6/1215

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Nonviolent march by school children Soweto, South Africa 16/6/1976

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Viktor Popkov 1952-2001 Russian human rights campaigner, peacemaker and negotiator in Chechnya

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Aung San Suu Kyi 1945- Burmese nonviolent, democracy activist. Nobel Peace Prize 1991.

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Te Whiti 1830-1907 Maori leader and nonviolence advocate

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World Refugee Day 20 June, first 2001

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The award was first given in 1955 and since 1979 a monetary prize has been added to the medal. In 2005 the monetary prize consisted of $100,000

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Shirin Ebadi 1947- Iranian lawyer, human rights and democracy activist Nobel Peace Laureate 2003

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Margaret Fell confirms Quaker nonviolence to King Charles II 22/6/1660

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William Penn pays fair price for land from Native Lenni Lenape Indians, Pennsylvania 23/4/1683

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Gerard Vanderhaar 1931-2005 Peace studies academic, outspoken activist and author on nonviolence

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