Month: December 2021

Today in Labor History December 30

Today in Labor History December 30, 1066:  A Muslim mob stormed the royal palace in Granada, crucified the Jewish vizier, Joseph ibn Naghrela, and massacred most of the Jewish population of the city during the Granada massacre. Before the massacre, Joseph promised the ruler of Almeria that he’d open the gates of the city to his army. In exchange, he promised …

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Today in Labor History December 29

1830s Today in Labor History December 29, 1835: The U.S signed the Treaty of New Echota with a minority Cherokee faction. The treaty gave all the Cherokee lands east of the Mississippi River to the U.S. The treaty was never approved by the Cherokee National Council nor signed by Principal Chief John Ross. Nevertheless, it was ratified in March 1836 …

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Today in Labor History December 28

1830s Today in Labor History December 28, 1835: Seminole Chief Osceola led his warriors in Florida in the Second Seminole War against the United States Army. Roughly 1,600 U.S. troops and 3,000 Seminoles died in the conflict. It was the longest and costliest of the wars the fought against the indigenous people of North America. 1860s Today in Labor History December 28, …

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Today in Labor History December 27

1910s Today in Labor History December 27, 1913: IWW workers in Edmonton, Alberta Canada began a rebellion that ultimately forced the city to house 400 unemployed during winter.  At the time, Edmonton, was a major railroad center. Thousands of workers from all over Canada and the U.S. had come for work. However, they ended up …

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