Shays Rebellion of 1786 was a series of violent attacks by rural landowners on county courthouses and armories in Massachusetts. It led to a full-blown military confrontation with the state militia in the winter of 1787.
The name “Timbuktu” in popular culture usually refers to some remote, far-away place. “Crikey, you live way out in Timbuktu!” For others, it may conjure up exotic images of a desert oasis full of camels, palm trees, and turbans. Timbuktu is actually a city in west Africa, located in the center of the nation of Mali.
On Nov. 10th, 1898, a white supremacist mob massacred African Americans in the city of Wilmington, North Carolina and deposed the duly-elected city and county government in a violent coup.