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Today in Labor History June 15

Today in Labor History June 15, 1381: The authorities executed rebel leader Wat Tyler (1350-1381), Smithfields, London.  1600s Today in Labor History June 15, 1648: The authorities hanged Margaret Jones in Boston for witchcraft. She was the first woman executed for witchcraft in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The witch hunt lasted from 1648 to 1693. During that time, they accused over …

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Today in Labor History June 14

Today in Labor History June 14, 1381: Wat Tyler’s Rebellion continued, with peasant rebels easily capturing London Bridge and the Tower of London. In the process, they killed the English Chancellor and Treasurer. Richard II met with the rebels, as depicted in this painting above. Artisans, peasants, village officials burned down jails and court records …

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