In Russia, rioting students close down the University of St. Petersburg
10/06/1861 to 10/09/1861
In Imperial Russia, students at the University of St. Petersburg, demanding reform and upset with government plans to restrict entry to the institution by raising fees, demonstrated and rioted when met with military force. Serious violence was narrowly avoided and no serious casualties were reported. The university was closed and did not reopen until October 24, 1861. (By John Osborne)
Joeseph Timothy Haydn, Benjamin Vincent, Haydn's Dictionary of Dates and Universal Information ... (London: Ward, Locke, and Co., 1881), 688.