Thursday, July 19, 2012

Today in Labor History—July 19

July 19, 1877 – In the midst of the Great Strike of 1877, Pittsburgh workers drove soldiers out of town. Trainmen took control of the railroads in Pittsburgh to protest wage cuts. Two days later, National Guard moved in, killing 20 people. (From the Daily Bleed)

July 19, 1936 – The fascists, led by Franco, attempted to overthrow the elected government in Spain, triggering the Spanish Civil War. (From the Daily Bleed)

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