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    Today is Friday, July 16, the 197th day of 2021. There are 168 days left in the year.

    In 1909, the Audi auto company was founded in Zwickau, Germany, by August Horch.

    In 1969, Apollo 11 blasted off from Cape Kennedy on the first manned mission to the surface of the moon.

    One year ago: The coronavirus surged in hot spots around the country; Florida reported nearly 14,000 new cases.
    Today in labor history.

    1919 – Ten thousand workers strike Chicago’s Int’l Harvester operations.

    1920 – Martial law declared in strike by longshoremen in Galveston, Texas.

    1934 – San Francisco Longshoremen’s strike spreads, becomes four-day general strike.
    Thought for today. "Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.” ― Benjamin Disraeli

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    Today is Saturday, July 17, the 198th day of 2021. There are 167 days left in the year.

    In 1997, Woolworth Corp. announced it was closing its 400 remaining five-and-dime stores across the country, ending 117 years in business.

    In 1967, after seven dates, Jimi Hendrix quit as the opening act for the Monkees following a concert at Forest Hills Stadium in New York.

    In 1997, Woolworth Corp. announced it was closing its 400 remaining five-and-dime stores across the country, ending 117 years in business.
    Today in labor history.

    1944 – Two ammunition ships explode at Port Chicago, Calif., killing 322, including 202 African-Americans assigned by the Navy to handle explosives. It was the worst home-front disaster of World War II. The resulting refusal of 258 African-Americans to return to the dangerous work underpinned the trial and conviction of 50 of the men in what is called the Port Chicago Mutiny.
    Thought for today. “It may be shocking to some people in this country to realize that, without meaning to do so, they hold views in common with Hitler when they preach discrimination against other religious, racial or economic groups.” ― Henry Wallace

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    Today is Sunday, July 18, the 199th day of 2021. There are 166 days left in the year.

    In 1964, nearly a week of rioting erupted in New York’s Harlem neighborhood following the fatal police shooting of a Black teenager, James Powell, two days earlier.

    In 2005, an unrepentant Eric Rudolph was sentenced in Birmingham, Alabama, to life in prison for an abortion clinic bombing that killed an off-duty police officer and maimed a nurse.

    Five years ago: President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to retired Lt. Col. Charles Kettles, a helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War credited with helping rescue more than 40 American soldiers under heavy fire.
    Today in labor history.

    1883 – The Brotherhood of Telegraphers begins an unsuccessful three-week strike against the Western Union Telegraph Co.

    1919 – Some 35,000 Chicago stockyard workers strike.

    1969 – Hospital workers win 113-day union recognition strike in Charleston, S.C.
    Thought for today. “Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it.” — Henry David Thoreau

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    Default Re: This Date in History

    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post
    Thought for today. “Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it.” — Henry David Thoreau
    Tell me... does that also apply to Trump supporters as well?

    How about just sticking to quotes you actually put into practice... like... let's say quotes about hypocrisy and alike.

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