Sunday, October 16, 2011

Today in Labor History—October 16

John Brown, 1859
October 16, 1859 - Abolitionist John Brown led his famous raid on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry in order to obtain weapons to defeat the forces of slavery. The raid failed and Brown was executed. (From Workday Minnesota)

October 16, 1919 – The U.S. Deportation Act was used to rid the country of anarchist aliens, including Emma Goldman & Alexander Berkman. (From the Daily Bleed)

October 16, 1925 – The Texas School Board banned the teaching of evolution. (From the Daily Bleed)

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