Friday, November 4, 2011

Today in Labor History—November 4

Sailors Demonstrating during Kiel Mutiny (Deutsches Bundesarchiv, German Federal Archive)
November 4, 1918 – 100,000 German sailors mutinied at Kiel, seizing control of all ships. (From the Daily Bleed)
Nellie Tayloe Ross
 November 4, 1924 - Nellie Tayloe Ross, the first woman ever elected to a governorship, was elected governor of Wyoming, which also happened to be the first state to grant women the right to vote and the first to allow them to serve on juries. (From Workday Minnesota)

November 4, 1933 – Three thousand farmers demonstrated in Neilsville, Wisconsin, leading to the freeing of jailed leaders of a milk strike. (From the Daily Bleed)

November 4, 1956 – The Hungarian Revolt was finally crushed by Soviet troops in Budapest. Civilians had set up barricades along all the major roads leading to Budapest. 200,000 Russian troops attacked the anti-Stalinist uprising and a new pro-Russian government was subsequently installed. (From the Daily Bleed)

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