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Gauche the Cellist

Oh! Production Studio

Written & Directed by Isao Takahata/Produced by Kōichi Murata/Music by Michio Mamiya/Based on the Short Story by Kenji Miyazawa

Gauche is a simple, quiet man who lives by himself in the country near a small town in the early 1900s. 321 more words


April 12, 1937

The United States Supreme Court rules on National Labor Relations Board v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation, affirming the constitutionality of the National Labor Relations Act (the “Wagner Act”) of 1935. 25 more words


1938: John Phillips

A Schizophrenia Plea

April 6, 1938 – In a London court this day Oxford student John Stanley Phillips (21) was found guilty of brutally murdering 16-year-old houseboy Harold Matthews. 901 more words


April 4, 1935

1,600 unemployed men living and working in Canadian federal relief camps – constructing roads and other public works at the rate of twenty cents per day – go on strike. 31 more words


April 2, 1937

More than 600 members of the United Chocolate Workers (CIO) union stage a sit-down strike at the Hershey Chocolate Company in Hershey, Pennsylvania. On April 7, an antiunion crowd of 3,000 stormed the plant and 25 workers were badly beaten in the ensuring battle. 12 more words


March 30, 1930

Construction begins on the Hawks Nest Tunnel for a Union Carbide hydroelectric project. 3,000 mostly African-American migrant workers from the South were hired to complete the project and, to save time and money, were not provided with proper safety equipment to work cutting rock that had been discovered to have a high silica content. 28 more words


March 29, 1937

The U.S. Supreme Court, in West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish, upholds the constitutionality of minimum wage legislation enacted by the State of Washington, overturning a decision in 1923 that held that federal minimum wage legislation for women was an unconstitutional infringement of liberty of contract. 31 more words