Month: February 2022

Today in Labor History February 23

Today in Labor History February 23, 1829: The British authorities exposed the Cato Street Conspiracy and arrested all the conspirators. Those involved had planned to murder all the British cabinet ministers and the Prime Minister and overthrow the government. The authorities executed 5 conspirators and exiled 5 others to Australia. No one knows how many …

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Today in Labor History February 22

Today in Labor History February 22, 1651: the St. Peter’s Flood on the Frisian coast drowned 15,000 people. 1800s February 22, 1879: “Le Revolte” first appeared in Switzerland. The paper was founded by Peter Kropotkin, Francois Dumarteray and Elisee Reclus. Reclus was a veteran of the Paris Commune. They published the journal bimonthly from 1879 …

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Today in Labor History February 19,

1800s Today in Labor History February 19, 1807: The authorities arrested former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr for treason. They alleged that he was behind a plot to create an independent country in the southwest of the U.S., but had to acquit him for lack of evidence. Some believed he intended to take Texas …

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Today in Labor History February 18,

Today in Labor History February 18, 1885: Mark Twain published the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. 1940s Today in Labor History February 18, 1943: The Nazis arrested the members of the White Rose movement. The activist group called for opposition to the Nazi regime through an anonymous leaflet and graffiti campaign.  The Nazis put on a show trial and refused …

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