Thursday, February 7, 2013

Today in Labor History—February 7

February 7, 1817 – Frederick Douglass was born on this date in Tuckahoe, Maryland. (From the Daily Bleed)

February 7, 1913 – A county sheriff and his deputies on the "Bull Moose Special" (an armored train fitted with machine guns), attacked a miners' tent colony at Holly Grove in West Virginia. (From the Daily Bleed)

February 7, 1917
Labor organizer Tom Mooney was convicted and sentenced to hang on May 17 after being falsely accused of being responsible for San Francisco’s Preparedness Day bombing. (From the Daily Bleed)

February 7, 1923 – Striking workers on the Peking-Hankow railroad in China were shot by soldiers. (From the
Daily Bleed)

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