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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 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


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


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


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