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    Today is Sunday, April 11, the 101st day of 2021. There are 264 days left in the year.

    On April 11, 1945, during World War II, American soldiers liberated the Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald in Germany.

    In 1814, Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated as Emperor of the French and was banished to the island of Elba. (Napoleon later escaped from Elba and returned to power in March 1815, until his downfall in the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815.)

    In 1865, President Abraham Lincoln spoke to a crowd outside the White House, saying, “We meet this evening, not in sorrow, but in gladness of heart.” (It was the last public address Lincoln would deliver.)

    In 1899, the treaty ending the Spanish-American War was declared in effect.

    In 1921, Iowa became the first state to impose a cigarette tax, at 2 cents a package.

    In 1947, Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers played in an exhibition against the New York Yankees at Ebbets Field, four days before his regular-season debut that broke baseball’s color line. (The Dodgers won, 14-6.)
    Today in labor history:

    1941 – Ford Motor Company signs first contract with United Auto Workers.

    1947 – Jackie Robinson, first Black ballplayer hired by a major league team, plays his first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbetts Field.

    1974 – United Mine Workers President W. A. “Tony” Boyle is found guilty of first-degree murder, for ordering the 1969 assassination of union reformer Joseph A. “Jock” Yablonski. Yablonski, his wife and daughter were murdered Dec. 30, 1969. Boyle had defeated Yablonski in the UMW election earlier in the year — an election marred by intimidation and vote fraud. That election was set aside, and a later vote was won by reformer Arnold Miller.

    1980 – Some 34,000 New York City Transit Authority workers, 11 days into a strike for higher wages, end their walkout with agreement on a nine percent increase in the first year and eight percent in the second, along with cost-of-living protections.

    1980 – The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issues regulations prohibiting sexual harassment of workers by supervisors in the workplace.
    Thought for the day:

    God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.--Martin Luther
    https://wtop.com/back-in-the-day/202...n-history-208/

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    Today is Monday, April 12, the 102nd day of 2021. There are 263 days left in the year.

    On April 12, 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm Springs, Georgia, at age 63; he was succeeded by Vice President Harry S. Truman.

    In 1861, the Civil War began as Confederate forces opened fire on Fort Sumter in South Carolina.

    In 1877, the catcher’s mask was first used in a baseball game by James Tyng of Harvard in a game against the Lynn Live Oaks.

    In 1955, the Salk vaccine against polio was declared safe and effective.

    In 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man to fly in space, orbiting the earth once before making a safe landing.

    In 1963, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested and jailed in Birmingham, Alabama, charged with contempt of court and parading without a permit. (During his time behind bars, King wrote his “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”)
    Thought for the day:

    Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.--Dalai Lama

    https://wtop.com/back-in-the-day/202...n-history-410/

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    Today is Tuesday, April 13, the 103rd day of 2021. There are 262 days left in the year.

    In 1613, Pocahontas, daughter of Chief Powhatan, was captured by English Capt. Samuel Argall in the Virginia Colony. (During a yearlong captivity, Pocahontas converted to Christianity and ultimately opted to stay with the English.)

    In 1742, “Messiah,” the oratorio by George Frideric Handel featuring the “Hallelujah” chorus, had its first public performance in Dublin, Ireland.

    In 1743, the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, was born in Shadwell in the Virginia Colony.
    Today in labor history:

    1903 – Int’l Hod Carriers & Building Laborers’ Union (today’s Laborers’ Int’l Union) is founded, as 25 delegates from 23 Local Unions in 17 cities—representing 8,186 Laborers—meet in Washington, D.C.

    1930 – A 17-year-old Jimmy Hoffa leads his co-workers at a Kroger warehouse in Clinton, Indiana, in a successful job action. By refusing to unload a shipment of perishable strawberries, they forced the company to give in to their demands. Among other things: the “strawberry boys” had to report to work at 4:30 a.m., stay on the job for 12 hours, and were paid 32 cents an hour — only if growers arrived with berries to unload. Plus, they were required to spend three-fourths of any earnings buying goods from Kroger.

    1919 – Labor leader and Socialist Party founder Eugene V. Debs is imprisoned for opposing American entry into World War I. While in jail he ran for president, received one million votes.

    2018 – Teaching and research assistants at Harvard University vote to join the United Auto Workers.
    https://wtop.com/back-in-the-day/202...n-history-409/

    https://labortribune.com/this-week-i...y-april-13-19/

 

 
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