The strike was ultimately a victory, earning a further $11 million in pensions and benefits.
On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed legislation establishing Medicare and Medicaid. It came after decades of struggle.
On this day, the United Autoworkers and the Teamsters formed the national trade union center, Alliance for Labor Action.
Alexander Berkman took a shot at and stabbed but failed to kill Henry Clay Frick, the steel magnate.