freeman*

john: *keeps phone number*

me:

On This Day: March 25
  • 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.