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April 19, 1911

More than 6,000 furniture workers go on strike in Grand Rapids, Michigan, over hours, wages, working conditions, and the right to bargain collectively. The strike – which affected nearly all of the 60+ furniture manufacturers in the city – lasted throughout the summer, bringing much of the city to a standstill for four months. 13 more words

History

History repeating itself?...this should chill anyone that reads and understands....

World leaders and Jewish groups condemned a leaflet handed out in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk in which Jews were told to “register” with the pro-Russian militants who have taken over a government office in an attempt to make Ukraine part of Russia, according to Ukrainian and Israeli media. 751 more words

Politics

Pay Phone

I was at a meeting yesterday and found not one, but two of these in the lobby of the conference room in the basement at 1010 Metrodome Square. 361 more words

Work

a forgotten country

Martin Stuart-Fox “A History of Laos” ****

(1997, English)

A very good description of Laos’ history. It starts with a short part about the time, when there was an independent Laos, the kingdom of Lan Xang, until the 18th century. 109 more words

Non-fiction

150 Years Ago Today

April 19, 1864 the Day is fine and butiful Went to Mr turpens and remained until in the Evening partoock of A fine Diner and Enjoyed my self verey much thay Wished me to Come Again but I had to Decline for the Want of time stayed all Night With Mr F. 10 more words

Boston Marathon

April 19, 1897: The first Boston Marathon is run. The run was inspired by the revival the marathon race for the 1896 Summer Olympics held in Athens. 626 more words

History