Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Today in Labor History--April 10

April 10, 1919--Mexican troops assassinated Emiliano Zapata. (From the Daily Bleed)

A Hooverville near Portland, OR
April 10, 1941--Seattle's Hooverville was burnt to the ground. Set up by people impoverished in the Great Depression to protest the policies of President Hoover, Seattle's Hooverville encompassed 25 city blocks by 1941. (From the Daily Bleed)

April 10, 1947--FBI agents visited Ronald Reagan (then president of the Screen Actors Guild) and his wife Jane Wyman, accusing them of belonging to a communist front group. To prove his loyalty, Reagan agreed to become a secret informer and went on to have a long and illustrious career as an anti-communist. (From the Daily Bleed)

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