Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Today in Labor History—November 6

November 6, 1872 - Suffragist leader Susan B. Anthony received a $100 fine for attempting to vote in a U.S. presidential election. Women did not win the right to vote until 1920. (From Workday Minnesota)

November 6, 1918 – The Kiel mutiny spread to Hamburg and led to the creation of Workers' Councils. Three days later, Berlin followed suit, then all Germany, marking the beginning of the Sparticist Revolution, involving anarchists, socialists and communists. (From the Daily Bleed)

November 6, 1922 – A coal mine explosion in Spangler, Pennsylvania, killed 77 workers. (From the Daily Bleed)

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