Month: March 2022

Today in Labor History March 13

Today in Labor History March 13, 1697: Spanish conquistadors conquered Nojpeten, capital of the last independent Maya kingdom. This completed the Spanish conquest of Guatemala. 1800s Today in Labor History March 13, 1848: The German revolutions of 1848-1849 began in Vienna. Middle class participants were committed to liberal principles. Working class revolutionaries fought for radical …

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Today in Labor History March 10

Today in Labor History March 10, 1762: French authorities tortured Jean Calas to death on the rack. They had wrongly convicted the Huguenot of killing his son. They based their conviction and the torture on his religion. The event inspired Voltaire to begin a campaign for religious tolerance and legal reform. 1800s Today in Labor History March 10, …

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