List of incidents of civil unrest in the United States


List of incidents of civil unrest in the United States

The following is a list of major incidents of civil unrest, rioting and violent labor disputes in the United States.

18th century

* 1713 - Boston Bread Riot, Boston, Massachusetts
* 1734 - Mast Tree Riot, Fremont, New Hampshire
* 1737 - Boston Brothel Riot, Boston, Massachusetts
* 1741 - New York Slave Insurrection of 1741, New York City, New York
* 1742 - Philadelphia Election Riot, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
* 1746 - New Jersey Tennant Riots, New Jersey
* 1747 - Boston Anti-Impressment Riot, Boston, Massachusetts
* 1756 - Knowles Riot, Boston, Massachusetts
* 1764 - Paxton Riots, Paxton, Pennsylvania
* 1770 - Boston Massacre, Boston, Massachusetts
* 1771 - Battle of Alamance, Regulators, May 1771, Alamance, North Carolina
* 1772 - Pine Tree Riot, Weare, New Hampshire
* 1773 - Boston Tea Party, Boston, Massachusetts
* 1786 - Shays Rebellion, Aug. 29, 1786 - Feb. 3, 1787, Western Massachusetts
* 1788 - Doctors Mob Riot, New York City, New York
* 1793 - New York City Brothel Riot, New York City, New York
* 1794 - Whiskey Rebellion, Western Pennsylvania

19th century

* 1832 - Anti-Abolitionist Riot, New York City, New York
* 1834 - Anti-Abolitionist Riot, New York City, New York
* 1835 - Baltimore Bank Riot
* 1835 - Gentleman's Riot, Boston, Massachusetts
* 1837 - Flour Riots, New York City, New York
* 1841 - Whig Party Riot, Washington, D.C.
* 1841 - Dorr Rebellion, Rhode Island
* 1844 - Philadelphia Nativist Riots, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
* 1849 - Astor Place Riots, New York City, New York
* 1851 - San Francisco Vigilance Movement, San Francisco, California
* 1854 - Know-Nothing Riot 1854, St. Louis, Missouri
* 1855 - Lager Beer Riot, Chicago, Illinois
* 1855 - Portland Rum Riot, June 2, Portland, Maine
* 1855 - Bloody Monday, Know-Nothing Party riot, Aug. 6, Louisville, Kentucky
* 1856 - Pottawatomie Massacre, May 24, Franklin County, Kansas
* 1856 - Know-Nothing Riot of 1856, Baltimore, Maryland
* 1857 - Know-Nothing Riot, June 1, Washington D.C.
* 1857 - New York Police Riots of 1857, New York City, New York
* 1858 - Know-Nothing Riot 1858, New Orleans, Louisiana
* 1861 - Baltimore Riot of 1861, Apr. 19, Baltimore, Maryland
* 1863 - New York Draft Riot, New York City, New York
* 1864 - Charleston Riot, Charleston, Illinois
* 1866 - Memphis Race Riot, Memphis, Tennessee
* 1866 - New Orleans Riot, New Orleans, Louisiana
* 1868 - Pulaski Riot, Pulaski, Tennessee
* 1873 - Colfax Massacre, April 13, Colfax, Louisiana
* 1876 - South Carolina civil disturbances of 1876, South Carolina
* 1877 - Railroad Strikes of 1877, July 1877, Various locations in USA
* 1884 - Cincinnati Vigilante Riot, Cincinnati, Ohio
* 1886 - Haymarket Riot, Chicago, Illinois
* 1886 - Seattle riot of 1886, Seattle, Washington
* 1892 - Homestead Strike, July 6,1892, Homestead, Pennsylvania
* 1894 - May Day Riots of 1894, May 1, Cleveland, Ohio
* 1894 - Pullman Strike participants burn World's Columbian Exposition buildings, Chicago, Illinois
* 1897 - Lattimer massacre, Sep. 1897, near Hazleton, Pennsylvania
* 1898 - Wilmington Race Riot, Nov. 10, Wilmington, North Carolina

20th century

1900 - 1950s

* 1900 - Robert Charles Riots, New Orleans, Louisiana
* 1901 - Denver Riots, Denver, Colorado
* 1901 - New York Race Riots, New York City, New York
* 1901 - Pierce City Riots, Pierce City, Montana
* 1902 - Liverpool Riots, Denver, Colorado
* 1903 - Bloomington Race Riot, Bloomington, Indiana
* 1903 - Motormen's Riot, Richmond, Virginia
* 1906 - Atlanta Riots, Atlanta, Georgia
* 1907 - Bellingham riots, Bellingham, Washington
* 1908 - Springfield Race Riot, Springfield, Illinois
* 1912 - Lawrence textile strike, Lawrence, Massachusetts
* 1913 - Paterson silk strike, Paterson, New Jersey
* 1914 - Ludlow massacre, April 20, Ludlow, Colorado
* 1916 - Preparedness Day bombing, July 22, San Francisco, California
* 1916 - Everett massacre, Nov. 5, Everett, Washington
* 1917 - East St. Louis Riot, July 2, St. Louis, Missouri & East St. Louis, Illinois
* 1917 - Springfield Vigilante Riot, Springfield, Missouri
* 1917 - Houston Race riot, Aug. 23, Houston, Texas
* 1919 - May Day Riots, May 1, Cleveland, Ohio
* 1919 - Red Summer, USA
* 1919 - Boston Police Strike, Boston, Massachusetts
* 1919 - Pennsylvania Steel Strike, Pennsylvania
* 1919 - Charleston Race riot, May 10, Charleston, South Carolina
* 1919 - Washington, DC Riot 1919, July 19, Washington, D.C.
* 1919 - Chicago Race Riot, July 27 - Aug.2, Chicago, Illinois
* 1919 - Knoxville Race riot, Aug. 30, Knoxville, Tenn.
* 1919 - Longview Race Riot, Longview, Texas
* 1919 - Omaha Race riot, Sept. 28, Omaha, Nebraska
* 1919 - Elaine Race Riot, Oct. 1, Elaine, Arkansas
* 1919 - Centralia Massacre, Nov. 11, Centralia, Washington
* 1921 - Tulsa Race Riot, May 31-June 1, Tulsa, Oklahoma
* 1921 - Battle of Blair Mountain, WV Coal Mine Wars, Aug.- Sept. 1921, Logan County, West Virginia
* 1922 - Herrin Mine Massacre, Herrin, Illinois
* 1923 - Rosewood Massacre, Jan. 1-7, Rosewood, Florida
* 1929 - North Carolina Textile Strike, North Carolina
* 1927 - Columbine Mine Massacre, Nov.21, Serene, Colorado
* 1931 - Chicago Rent Strike Riot, Aug. 3, Chicago, Illinois
* 1931 - Hawaii Riot, Hawaii
* 1932 - Bonus Army March, Spring/Summer 1932, Washington, D.C.
* 1932 - Dearborn Massacre, Dearborn, Michigan
* 1934 - U.S. Nazi Riot, New York City, New York
* 1934 - Minneapolis Teamsters Strike of 1934, Minneapolis, Minnesota
* 1934 - Auto-Lite strike, Apr. 4 - June 3, the "Battle of Toledo" riot, Toledo, Ohio
* 1934 - 1934 West Coast Longshore Strike, May 9 - Oct. 12, San Francisco Bay Area, California; Portland, Oregon; Seattle, Washington
* 1934 - Textile workers strike (1934)
* 1935 - Harlem Riot, March 19-20, New York City, New York
* 1935 - Souther Tennant Farmers' Union Riot, Arkansas
* 1937 - Republic Steel Strike, May 30, Chicago, Illinois
* 1942 - Sojourner Truth Homes Riot, February 28, Detroit, Michigan
* 1943 - Zoot Suit Riots, July 3, Los Angeles, California
* 1943 - Detroit Race Riot, June 20-21, Detroit, Michigan
* 1946 - Columbia, Tennessee Riot, Feb. 25-26, Columbia, Tennessee
* 1946 - Airport Homes Race Riots, Chicago, Illinois
* 1949 - Peekskill Riot, Peekskill, New York
* 1951 - Cicero Riot, July 12, Cicero, Illinois

1960s

* 1960 - HUAC riot, May 13, Students protest House Un-American Activities Committee hearings, 12 injured, 64 arrested, San Francisco, California
* 1960 - Jacksonville riot 1960, Aug. 27, Jacksonville, Florida
* 1962 - Ole Miss riot 1962, Sept. 3 - Oct. 1, The University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi
* 1963 - Cambridge riot 1963, June 14, Cambridge, Maryland
* 1964 - New York City 1964 race riot, July 18-23, New York City, New York
* 1964 - Rochester 1964 race riot, July 24-25, Rochester, New York
* 1964 - Jersey City 1964 race riot, Aug. 2-4, Jersey City, New Jersey
* 1964 - Paterson 1964 race riot, Aug. 11-13, Paterson, New Jersey
* 1964 - Elizabeth 1964 race riot, Aug. 11-13, Elizabeth, New Jersey
* 1964 - Chicago 1964 race riot, Dixmoor riot, Aug. 16-17, Chicago, Illinois
* 1964 - Philadelphia 1964 race riot, Aug. 28-30,
* 1965 - Watts Riot, Aug. 1965, Los Angeles, California
* 1966 - Sunset Strip curfew riots, Summer, basis for the song "For What It's Worth", Los Angeles, California
* 1966 - Division Street Riots, June 12-14, Humboldt Park, Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
* 1966 - Omaha riot of 1966, July 2, Omaha, Nebraska
* 1966 - Hunter's Point Riot, San Francisco, California
* 1966 - Hough Riots, July 18-24, Cleveland, Ohio
* 1966 - Waukegan Riot, Aug. 27, Waukegan, Illinois
* 1966 - Benton Harbor Riot, Aug.-Sept., Benton Harbor, Michigan
* 1966 - Atlanta riot of 1966, Sep. 6, Atlanta, Georgia
* 1967 - Roxbury riot, June 2, Boston, Massachusetts
* 1967 - Tampa Riots, June 11, Tampa, Florida
* 1967 - Buffalo riot, June 27, Buffalo, New York
* 1967 - 1967 Newark riots, July 1967, Newark, New Jersey
* 1967 - 1967 Plainfield riots, July 14-21, Plainfield, New Jersey
* 1967 - Cairo riot, July 17, Cairo, Illinois
* 1967 - Durham riot, July 19, Durham, North Carolina
* 1967 - Memphis riot, July 20, Memphis, Tennessee
* 1967 - Cambridge riot of 1967, July 24, a.k.a. the H. Rap Brown riot, Cambridge, Maryland
* 1967 - 12th Street Riot, July 23-29, Detroit, Michigan
* 1967 - Milwaukee riot, July 30, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
* 1967 - Minneapolis North Side Riots, August, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
* 1968 - Orangeburg Massacre, S.C. State Univ., Feb. 8, Orangeburg, South Carolina
* 1968 - Memphis riot, Mar. 28, Memphis, Tennessee
* 1968 - 1968 Washington, D.C. riots, April 4-8, Washington, D.C.
* 1968 - Baltimore riot of 1968, April 6-12, Baltimore, MD
* 1968 - 1968 Chicago riots, West Side Riots, April 7-14, Chicago, Illinois
* 1968 - Columbia University protests of 1968, April 23, New York City, New York
* 1968 - Salisbury riot, May 18-20, Salisbury, Maryland
* 1968 - Louisville riots of 1968, May 27, Louisville, Kentucky
* 1968 - Glenville Shootout, July 23-28, Cleveland, Ohio
* 1968 - Liberty City riot, Aug. 7-13, Miami, Florida
* 1968 - 1968 Democratic National Convention protests riot, Aug. 1968, Chicago, Illinois
* 1969 - Zip to Zap riot, May 9-11, Zap, North Dakota
* 1969 - NC A&T Disorders, May 21, Greensboro, North Carolina
* 1969 - Cairo disorders, May-June, Cairo, Illinois
* 1969 - Stonewall Riots, June 1969, New York City, New York
* 1969 - San Diego Riot, July 13, San Diego, California
* 1969 - Youngstown Riot, July 15, Youngstown, Ohio
* 1969 - S.E. Melee, July 21, S.E. DC, Washington, DC
* 1969 - Sacramento Disorder, July 17, Shootout between BPP & police, Sacramento, California
* 1969 - York Race Riot, July 1969, York, Pennsylvania
* 1969 - Passaic Disorder, Aug. 3, Passaic, New Jersey
* 1969 - Hartford riot, Sept. 2, Hartford, Conn.
* 1969 - Ft. Lauderdale Riot, Sept. 2, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
* 1969 - Las Vegas Riot, Oct. 6, Las Vegas, Nevada
* 1969 - Days of Rage, Oct. 8-11, Weathermen riot in Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

1970s

* 1970 - Student Strike of 1970, May 1970, USA
* 1970 - Lawrence Disorders, University of Kansas, April, Lawrence, Kansas
* 1970 - Student Rebellion UMCP, I, University of Maryland, May 1970, College Park, Maryland
* 1970 - Kent State Riots/Shootings, May 1970, Kent, Ohio
* 1970 - [(New Haven Green Disorders)] , [(Yale University)] , May 1970, [(New Haven, Connecticut)]
* 1970 - Hard Hat riot, Wall Street, May 8, New York City, New York
* 1970 - Jackson State killings, May 14-15, Jackson, Mississippi
* 1970 - Augusta Georgia Riot, May 1970, Augusta, Georgia
* 1970 - Alexandria City disorders, May 29-June 3, Alexandria, Virginia
* 1970 - Russells Point disorder, July 5, Russells Point, Ohio
* 1970 - Yosemite Disturbance, July 5, Yosemite Nat. Park, Calif.
* 1970 - Pasco disturbance,July 8, Pasco, Washington
* 1970 - Asbury Park Riot, July 9, Asbury Park, New Jersey
* 1970 - Michigan City riot, July 10, Michigan City, Indiana
* 1970 - Highland Park disorder, July 11, Highland Park, Michigan
* 1970 - Hartford Riot, July 28, Hartford, Connecticut
* 1970 - New Bedford Riots, July, New Bedford, Mass.
* 1970 - Sterling Hall bombing, Univ. of Wisc., Aug. 24, Madison, Wisconsin
* 1970 - Chicano Moratorium Riot, Aug. 29, Los Angeles, California
* 1970 - 14th Street riot, Sept. 21, Washington, D.C.
* 1970 - Georgetown Melee, Oct 4, 330 arrested, Washington, D.C.
* 1970 - Henderson disorder, Nov. 7, 350 Guardsmen sent in, Henderson, North Carolina
* 1971 - Tampa disorder, Jan. 13, Tampa, Florida
* 1971 - Wilmington Riot 1971, Feb. 9, 2 killed, Wilmington, North Carolina
* 1971 - May Day Protests 1971, May 3, Washington, D.C.
* 1971 - Student Rebellion UMCP, II, University of Maryland, May 1971, College Park, Maryland
* 1971 - Camden Riots, August 1971, Camden, New Jersey
* 1971 - Black Muslim Rally and Riot, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
* 1971 - Fiesta de Santa Fe disorder, Sept. 6, Santa Fe, New Mexico
* 1971 - Attica Prison uprising, (Attica, New York)
* 1972 - Student Rebellion UMCP, III, University of Maryland, May 1972, College Park, Maryland
* 1972 - Southern University Disorders/Shootings, Nov. 16, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
* 1973 - Wounded Knee incident, Feb. 27 - May 8, Wounded Knee, South Dakota
* 1974 - SLA Shootout, L.A., May 17, Los Angeles, California
* 1975 - Pine Ridge Shootout, June 26, Pine Ridge, South Dakota
* 1975 - Livernois-Fenkell riot, July 1975, Detroit, Michigan
* 1976 - Escambia High School riots, February 5, Pensacola, Florida
* 1977 - Chicago riot 1977, Humboldt Park riot, June 4-5, Chicago, Illinois
* 1977 - New York City blackout of 1977 disturbance, July 13-14, New York City, New York
* 1979 - White Night Riots, May 1979, San Francisco, California
* 1979 - Greensboro massacre, Nov. 3, Greensboro, North Carolina

1980s

* 1980 - New Mexico State Penitentiary Riot, Santa Fe, New Mexico
* 1980 - Chattanooga Riot of 1980, Chattanooga, Tennessee
* 1980 - Miami Riot 1980, May 17-19, Miami, Florida
* 1982 - Anti-Klan protest 1982, Nov. 27, Washington, D.C.
* 1982 - Miami Riot 1982, Overtown Riot, Dec. 1982, Miami, Florida
* 1984 - East Los Angeles Disturbances involved street gangs, repeatedly from April to Aug. 1984, Los Angeles, California
* 1986 - Palm Springs Spring Break Riot, Apr. 1986, Palm Springs, California
* 1987 - Tampa Riot 1987, Feb. 1987, Tampa, Florida
* 1988 - Tompkins Square Park Police Riot, August 1988 (East Village, Manhattan, New York City)
* 1989 - Miami Riot 1989, Jan. 1989, Miami, Florida
* 1989 - Tampa Riots, Feb. 1989, Tampa, Florida
* 1989 - Virginia Beach Riot, July 1989, Virginia Beach, Virginia
* 1989 - Bensonhurst Riot, Sep. 1989, Queens, New York

1990s

* 1990 - Anti-Klan protest 1990, Oct. 28, Washington, D.C.
* 1991 - 1991 Washington, DC riot, Mount Pleasant riot, May 5-9, Washington, D.C.
* 1991 - Crown Heights Riot, Aug. 1991, Brooklyn, New York
* 1992 - L.A. riot/Rodney King riot, April-May 1992, Los Angeles, California
* 1992 - Sporadic urban violence in response to the L.A. Riots (San Diego, San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento, San Bernardino Cal., Las Vegas Nev., Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, St. Louis, Washington DC, etc.) across African-American and Hispanic communities in the United States and in Toronto, Canada, May 1992.
* 1996 - St. Petersburg, Florida Riot 1996, Oct. 1996, St. Petersburg, Florida
* 1997 - The July 4th Immigration Demonstration Lockdown, July 1997, Los Angeles, California
* 1999 - WTO Meeting of 1999, "The Battle in Seattle", Nov. 1999, Seattle, Washington
* 1999 - Michigan State University student riot, April 1999, (East Lansing, Michigan)
* 1999 - Woodstock '99 music festival riot, August 1999, (Woodstock, New York)

2000

* 2000 - Puerto Rican Day Parade riot in Central Park New York City, New York

21st century

* 2001 - 2001 Cincinnati Riots, April 10-12, Cincinnati, Ohio
* 2001 - Seattle Mardi Gras Riots, Feb. 27, Seattle, WA
* 2002 - University of Minnesota Hockey Riots, April 6, Minneapolis, Minnesota
* 2003 - University of Minnesota Hockey Riots (second straight year), April 12, Minneapolis, Minnesota
* 2003 - Benton Harbor Riot, June 2003, Benton Harbor, Michigan
* 2005 - Civil disturbances and military action in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, Aug.-Sept., New Orleans, Louisiana
* 2005 - 2005 Toledo Riot, Oct. 15, Toledo, Ohio
* 2006 - San Bernardino punk riot, March 4, San Bernardino, California
* 2007 - The Los Angeles May Day mêlée, May 1, Los Angeles, California
* 2008 - Cedar Fest riot 2008, Michigan State Univ., Apr. 5, 52 arrested, East Lansing, Michigan

ee also

* Timeline of riots and civil unrest in Omaha, Nebraska
* List of United States military history events
* List of riots List of riots and civil disorders worldwide.
* List of battles occurring in the United States
* List of massacres
* List of strikes
* Mass racial violence in the United States
* List of terrorist incidents in the United States
* List of assassinations and acts of terrorism against Americans
* Timeline of labor issues and events
* List of protest marches on Washington, DC


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