Wednesday, December 30, 2015

December 30, 1936: The United Auto Workers Sit Down on the Job in Flint, Michigan






December 30, 1936: The United Auto Workers Sit Down on the Job in Flint, Michigan

"Every night at eight the strikers' band of three guitars, a violin, a mouth organ, and a squeeze box broadcast over a loud-speaker for the strikers and the women and children outside."

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December 29, 1922: William Gaddis Is Born

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December 28, 1973: Alexsander Solzhenitsyn's 'Gulag Archipelago' is Published

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December 27, 1932: Radio City Music Hall Opens

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

December 23, 1913: The Federal Reserve Is Created

December 23, 1913: The Federal Reserve Is Created

"The whole thing was a wonderful demonstration of what Christmas can do in the sphere of legislation."

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December 22, 2010: President Obama Repeals 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

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December 21, 1892: Rebecca West Is Born

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December 20, 1968: John Steinbeck Dies

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Friday, December 18, 2015

December 18, 1878: Joseph Stalin Is Born

December 18, 1878: Joseph Stalin Is Born

"A good friend might advise Stalin to put a stop to the orgy of personal glorification which has been permitted to sweep the country."

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December 17, 1938: Physicist Otto Hahn Discovers Nuclear Fission, the Basis for the Atom Bomb

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December 16, 1901: Margaret Mead Is Born

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December 15, 2011: Christopher Hitchens Dies

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