June 16 - 1976 - The Soweto Uprising
In 1976, the Apartheid era South African government passed a law requiring that all black students be taught in Afrikans for half the required subjects. In protest, a large number of black high school students in the township of Soweto, outside of Johannesburg, led a march that boycotted the new schooling regimen. In response, police fired on the students. Although we cannot say a specific number, many students were killed and the Apartheid government came under larger scrutiny.