Saturday, March 16, 2013

Today in Labor History—March 16

March 16, 1811 -- Luddites attacked machines throughout the northwest of England, destroying over 100 frames in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Kirby, Woodborough, Lambley, Bulwell, & Ilkeston in Derbyshire. (From the Daily Bleed)

March 16, 1921 - Bolsheviks, under orders from Trotsky, launch their final assault on the sailors of Kronstadt, slaughtering the rebels and earning Trotsky the moniker, "The Red Butcher.)
(From the Daily Bleed)

March 16, 1968 - More than 350 Vietnamese villagers were slughtered by U.S. troops in the My Lai Massacre in Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam. (From Workday Minnesota)

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