Monday, December 17, 2012

Today in Labor History—December 17

Deborah Sampson painting (from Garden of Praise website)
December 17, 1760 - Deborah Sampson was born on this date in Massachusetts. Sampson disguised herself as a man in order to fight with the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. She fought in several skirmishes with British forces before being wounded and discovered She was subsequently discharged from the army. (From Workday Minnesota)
Simon Bolivar, 1800, painted by Jose Gil de Castro, 1825
 December 17, 1830 – Latin American liberationist Simón Bolivar died on this date in Santa Marta, Columbia. (From the Daily Bleed)

December 17, 1875 –Violent bread riots occurred on this date in Montreal.(From the Daily Bleed)

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