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    Today is Saturday April 3, the 93rd day of 2021. There are 272 days left in the year.

    In 1942, during World War II, Japanese forces began their final assault on Bataan against American and Filipino troops who surrendered six days later; the capitulation was followed by the notorious Bataan Death March.

    In 1944, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Smith v. Allwright, struck down a Democratic Party of Texas rule that allowed only white voters to participate in Democratic primaries.

    In 1973, the first handheld portable telephone was demonstrated for reporters on a New York City street corner as Motorola executive Martin Cooper called Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs.
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    1968 – Martin Luther King, Jr., returns to Memphis, Tenn., to support striking sanitation workers and delivers his “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech at a church filled with union members and supporters. He was assassinated the next day.
    Thought for today. “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post
    Today is Saturday April 3, the 93rd day of 2021. There are 272 days left in the year.



    Today in labor history.



    Thought for today “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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    Sometimes you have to understand what you post..

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    Sometimes you have to understand what you post..
    Sorry Crazy... that's something that the self-proclaimed scholar is incapable of. Take this quote for example...

    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post
    Thought for today. “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.” ― Benjamin Franklin
    All he's capable of is coping and pasting... whether it be fact or not...

    FACT CHECK: Facebook Post Credits Ben Franklin With This Quote On Justice

    A post by the Facebook page Coffee Party USA claimed that founding father Benjamin Franklin said, “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.

    Verdict: False

    The Daily Caller found no evidence of this quote in any of Franklin’s writings. A similar expression appears in the works of the Greek biographer Plutarch.

    Fact Check:

    There is no shortage of Facebook posts quoting the founding fathers. Yet while Franklin was highly quotable, there’s no evidence the postmaster general ever said the quote in question.No record of it or any variation appears in the collected writings of Franklin. “Nothing like the quotation appears to be in Founders Online,” David Sewell of the University of Virginia Press told the Caller. “My sense is that it doesn’t sound like Franklin, but he may have said something similar.” George Goodwin, author of the book “Ben Franklin in London,” could not find any evidence of the quote either. “It is believable, because it is in the Franklin style; but quotes, like works of art, have to [have] proven provenance,” he told the Caller in an email.

    Plutarch attributed a similar expression to the Athenian poet and statesman Solon.
    Tracing the origin of an internet quote

    On Glyn Hughes' Squashed Philosphers:

    Solon (the Lawgiver) c640 - c556 BC Statesman of Athens, writer of its compassionate legal code.

    Wrongdoing can only be avoided if those who are not wronged feel the same indignation at it as those who are. –Greek Wit (F. Paley)

    Eurkea! Greek Wit, 1881 is available on the Internet Archive!

    Solon, on being asked how wrong-doing can be avoided in a State, replied, " If those who are not wronged feel the same indignation at it as those w^ho are." Ibid, xliii. 77

    Greek Wit cites that the quote is from Iohannis Stobaei Florilegium however I could not find a published translation into english online, but I'll take Frederick Apthorp Paley's word for it that this is the actual source of the quote.

    There really needs to be a Stack Exchange site for determining the origin of quotes on the internet.

    –Jay Tuley

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    This is why our history will become unreliable in the future... because of bias and immoral people like fx... who IMO... has no business taking charge of a history thread for the simple fact that he is as bias and immoral as they come.

    Our history will soon be nothing but the opinions and falsehoods of those who are recording it!!!

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    Today is Easter Sunday, April 4, the 94th day of 2021. There are 271 days left in the year.

    On April 4, 1968, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., 39, was shot and killed while standing on a balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee; his slaying was followed by a wave of rioting (Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Chicago were among cities particularly hard hit.) Suspected gunman James Earl Ray later pleaded guilty to assassinating King, then spent the rest of his life claiming he’d been the victim of a setup.

    In 1983, the space shuttle Challenger roared into orbit on its maiden voyage. (It was destroyed in the disaster of January 1986.)

    In 2015, in North Charleston, South Carolina, Walter Scott, a 50-year-old Black motorist, was shot to death while running away from a traffic stop; Officer Michael Thomas Slager, seen in a cellphone video opening fire at Scott, was charged with murder.
    Today in labor history.

    1907 – The Labor Review begins publication in Minneapolis, Minn., and continues – 106 years later – to chronicle the history of the Labor Movement in the Twin Cities.

    1935 – Some 1,600 unemployed men living and working in Canadian federal relief camps – constructing roads and other public works at the rate of 20 cents per day – go on strike. Public support was enormous, and the men decided to take their grievances to the federal government. On June 3, hundreds boarded boxcars headed east in what became known as the “On-to-Ottawa Trek.”
    Thought for today. "When people learn no tools of judgment and merely follow their hopes, the seeds of political manipulation are sown." – Stephen Jay Gould

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    Today is Monday, April 5, the 95th day of 2021. There are 270 days left in the year.

    In 1951, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were sentenced to death following their conviction in New York on charges of conspiring to commit espionage for the Soviet Union.

    Ten years ago: Ivory Coast’s strongman leader, Laurent Gbagbo (loh-RAHN’ BAHG’-boh), remained holed up in a bunker inside the presidential residence, defiantly maintaining he’d won an election four months earlier even as troops backing the internationally recognized winner encircled the home. (Gbagbo was arrested six days later.)

    One year ago: Surgeon General Jerome Adams told CNN that the coming week would be “the hardest and saddest week of most Americans’ lives” because of the increasing toll from the coronavirus; hours later, President Donald Trump took a more optimistic tone, saying, “We’re starting to see light at the end of the tunnel.”
    Today in labor history.

    1956 – Columnist Victor Riesel, a crusader against mob infiltration of unions, was blinded in New York City when an assailant threw sulfuric acid in his face. He was also an FBI informer for decades, a proponent of the McCarthy era blacklisting that weakened unions for over a generation, and a crusader against unions connecting with anti-war student activism in the 1960’s and 70’s – 1956

    2001 – Some 14,000 teachers strike Hawaii schools, colleges.

    2010 – A huge underground explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in Montcoal, W. Va., kills 29 miners. It was the worst U.S. mine disaster in 40 years. The Massey Energy Co. mine had been cited for two safety infractions the day before the blast; 57 the month before, and 1,342 in the previous five years. Six years later Massey’s CEO at the time of the disaster, Don Blankenship, was sentenced to one year in jail.
    Thought for today. “Since narcissists deep down feel themselves to be faultless, it is inevitable that when they are in conflict with the world they will invariably perceive the conflict as the world’s fault.” — M. Scott Peck

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    Today is Tuesday, April 6, the 96th day of 2021. There are 269 days left in the year.

    In 1917, the United States entered World War I as the House joined the Senate in approving a declaration of war against Germany that was then signed by President Woodrow Wilson.

    In 1985, William J. Schroeder (SHRAY’-dur) became the first artificial heart recipient to be discharged from the hospital as he moved into an apartment in Louisville, Kentucky.

    Five years ago: A federal judge in Charleston, West Virginia, sentenced former coal executive Don Blankenship to a year in prison for his role in the 2010 Upper Big Branch Mine explosion that killed 29 men in America’s deadliest mining disaster in four decades; Blankenship maintained that he had committed no crime.
    Today in labor history.

    1905 – A sympathy strike by Chicago Teamsters in support of clothing workers leads to daily clashes of strikebreakers and armed police against hundreds and sometimes thousands of striking workers and their supporters. By the time the fight ended after 103 days, 21 people had been killed and 416 injured.

    1937 – Fifty workers at Connecticut Automotive Specialty Company (Casco) in Bridgeport, Conn. conduct a sit-down strike to win recognition of the UE as their bargaining agent while other workers and allies picket outside the plant. Within 24 hours they won a wage increase and union recognition.

    2006 – What was to become a two-month strike by minor league umpires begins, largely over money: $5,500 to $15,000 for a season running 142 games. The strike ended with a slight improvement in pay.
    Thought for today. “Any fool can know. The point is to understand.” ― Albert Einstein

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    Today is Wednesday, April 7, the 97th day of 2021. There are 268 days left in the year.

    In 1922, the Teapot Dome scandal had its beginnings as Interior Secretary Albert B. Fall signed a secret deal to lease U.S. Navy petroleum reserves in Wyoming and California to his friends, oilmen Harry F. Sinclair and Edward L. Doheny, in exchange for cash gifts.

    In 1957, shortly after midnight, the last of New York’s electric trolleys completed its final run from Queens to Manhattan.

    In 1984, the Census Bureau reported Los Angeles had overtaken Chicago as the nation’s “second city” in terms of population.
    Today in labor history.

    1947 – National Labor Relations Board attorney tells ILWU members to “lie down like good dogs,” Juneau, Alaska.

    1947 – Some 300,000 members of the National Federation of Telephone Workers, soon to become CWA, strike AT&T and the Bell System. Within five weeks all but two of the 39 federation unions had won new contracts.

    2000 – Fifteen thousand union janitors strike, Los Angeles.
    Thought for today. "Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth." - Buddha

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    Today is Thursday, April 8, the 98th day of 2021. There are 267 days left in the year.

    In 1913, President Woodrow Wilson became the first chief executive since John Adams to address Congress in person as he asked lawmakers to enact tariff reform.

    In 1987, Al Campanis, vice president of player personnel for the Los Angeles Dodgers, resigned after saying on ABC’s “Nightline” that Blacks might lack some of the “necessities” for becoming baseball managers.

    Five years ago: In a sweeping document on family life that opened a door to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics, Pope Francis insisted that church doctrine could not be the final word in answering tricky moral questions and that Catholics had to be guided by their own informed consciences.
    Today in labor history.

    1918 – President Wilson establishes the War Labor Board, composed of representatives of business and Labor, to arbitrate disputes between workers and employers during World War I.

    1935 – The Works Progress Administration (WPA) is approved by Congress. President Franklin Roosevelt proposed the WPA during the Great Depression of the 1930s when almost 25 percent of Americans were unemployed. It created low-paying federal jobs providing immediate relief, putting 8.5 million jobless to work on projects ranging from construction of bridges, highways and public buildings to arts programs like the Federal Writers Project.

    1952 – President Harry Truman orders the U.S. Army to seize the nation’s steel mills to avert a strike. The Supreme Court ruled the act illegal three weeks later.
    Thought for today. "Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error." - Andrew Jackson

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    Today is Friday, April 9, the 99th day of 2021. There are 266 days left in the year.

    In 1967, the first test flight of Boeing’s new 737 took place as the jetliner took off from Boeing Field in Seattle on a 2½-hour trip to Paine Field in Everett, Washington.

    In 1979, officials declared an end to the crisis involving the Three Mile Island Unit 2 nuclear reactor in Pennsylvania, 12 days after a partial core meltdown.

    One year ago: The Food and Drug Administration sent a warning letter to conspiracy theorist and radio host Alex Jones, telling him to stop pitching bogus remedies for the coronavirus.
    Today in labor history.

    1930 – IWW organizes the 1,700-member crew of the Leviathan, then the world’s largest vessel.
    Thought for today. "Agitators and declaimers may heat the blood, but they do not illumine the mind." - John Lancaster Spalding

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    Today is Saturday, April 10, the 100th day of 2021. There are 265 days left in the year.

    In 1932, German President Paul Von Hindenburg was reelected in a runoff, with Adolf Hitler coming in second.

    In 1972, the United States and the Soviet Union joined some 70 nations in signing an agreement banning biological warfare.

    In 2019, scientists released the first image ever made of a black hole, revealing a fiery, doughnut-shaped object in a galaxy 53 million light-years from earth.
    Today in labor history.

    1917 – A total of 133 people, mostly women and girls, are killed when an explosion in the loading room tears apart the Eddystone Ammunition Works in Eddystone, Pa., near Chester. Of the dead, 55 were never identified.

    1997 – Dancers from the Lusty Lady Club in San Francisco’s North Beach ratify their first-ever union contract by a vote of 57-15, having won representation by SEIU Local 790 the previous summer. The club, which later became a worker-owned cooperative, closed in 2013.

    2006 – Tens of thousands of immigrants demonstrate in 100 U.S. cities in a national day of action billed as a campaign for immigrants’ dignity. Some 200,000 gathered in Washington, D.C.
    Thought for today. "Words are the money of fools." - Thomas Hobbes

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