1805: Birth of George H Evans, reformer, trade unionist and publisher of radical newspapers “Workingman’s Advocate” and “The Radical”.
1811: Percy Bysshe Shelley expelled from University of Oxford for publishing ’The Necessity of Atheism’.
1863: Abolitionists Samuel Ward and Mary Ann Shadd publish “The Provincial Freeman” in Ontario for escaped US slaves.
1872: The Toronto Typographical Union takes up the cause of the “Nine-Hour Movement” and goes out on strike.
1873: Birth of German anarcho-syndicalist Rudolf Rocker in Mainz.
1893: Fedir Shchus is born in Bolchai-Mikhailovka, Ukraine.
He was a commander in the Revolutionary Insurrectionary Army of Ukraine
of Nestor Makhno.
1894: Coxey’s Army of the unemployed marches on Washington, DC, demanding job creation in the midst of a 4-year economic depression.
1901: Foundation of Argentina’s first national labour confederation, the Argentine Regional Workers’ Federation.
1911: The Triangle Shirtwaist Company, occupying the top
three floors of a ten-story building in New York City, was consumed by
fire. One hundred and forty-six people, mostly women and young girls
working in sweatshop conditions, died.
1922: Brazilian Communist Party founded.
1965: After the successful completion of the Selma to
Montgomery March, and after Dr. King had delivered his “How Long, Not
Long” speech on the steps of the state capitol, a white volunteer, Viola
Liuzzo, is shot and killed by KKK members in Alabama, one of whom was
an FBI informant.
1966: Anti-Vietnam War demonstrations take place in many cities across the US and around the world.