Today in Labor History August 22

1600s Today in Labor History August 22, 1614: The Fettmilch Rising occurred in Frankfurt, a pogrom by artisans against the Jews.Vincenz Fettmilch led the riot through the Judengasse (Jewish Ghetto), attacking and looting their properties and expelling the Jews from the city. The Frankfurt Judengasse was one of the earliest and largest ghettos in Germany. The pogrom was a …

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Today in Labor History August 21

1600s Today in Labor History August 21, 1680: Pueblo Indians captured Santa Fe from the Spanish. The Pueblo Revolt was an uprising against the Spanish colonizers in the province of Santa Fe de Nuevo México. The Pueblos killed 400 Spaniards and drove the remaining 2,000 settlers out of the province. However, the Spaniards reconquered New Mexico 12 years later.  One cause of the revolt was …

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Today in Labor History August 16

Today in Labor History August 16, 1819: Police attacked unemployed workers demonstrating in St. Peter’s Field, Manchester, England. When the cavalry charged, at least 18 people died and over 600 were injured. The event became know as the Peterloo Massacre, named for the Battle of Waterloo, where many of the massacre victims had fought just four …

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