Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Today in Labor History—August 9

Jacques Bertaux - Prise du palais des Tuileries - 1793

August 9, 1792 – The revolutionary Commune is established in Paris leading to the French Revolution and the end of the Bourbon monarchy. (From the Daily Bleed)

August 9, 1920 – British labor organizations appointed a Council of Action to set up a General Strike if Britain declared war on the USSR. (From the Daily Bleed)
Bockscar and crew, which dropped the "Big Man" bomb on Nagasaki
 August 9, 1945 – Americans bombed Nagasaki killing approximately 70,000 civilians instantly. (From the Daily Bleed)
Compound 19, Long Kesh Prison (Image by Patrick McAleer)
 August 9, 1971 – Britain reintroduced internment without trial to Northern Ireland. They began arresting suspected leaders of the IRA. By December, over 1,500 people were imprisoned. During a demonstration in Derry against the arrests, British troops shot 13 civilians. (From the Daily Bleed)
Bogside, Derry (Image by Ardfern)
August 9, 1998 – 73,000 telephone workers at NYC-based Bell Atlantic began a strike. (From the Daily Bleed)

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