Thursday, August 18, 2011

Today in Labor History—August 18


Ned Ludd, engraving, 1812
August 18, 1812 – Luddite Corn Market riot of women and boys occurred in Leeds, England. (From the Daily Bleed)
Slaves force the retreat of Lt. Brady & European Soldiers
August 18, 1823 – Slaves in Demerara used their license to travel on an official rest day to launch an uprising of that included more than 30,000 slaves. (From the Daily Bleed)

August 18, 1949 – 1500 striking lumberjacks fought against police and troops in Finland. (From the
Daily Bleed)

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