Emma Lazarus, the poet who wrote "The New Colossus," was born July 22, 1849.
On this day in 1877 during the Great Railroad strike, workers in Pittsburgh forced soldiers sent to quell the job action to flee the city.
Much of the coverage in the local newspapers blamed the IWW for the attack and accused it for being a destabilizing force in the city.
The International Longshoremen's Association led the battle for better pay and better hours.
Oscar William Neebe, an anarchist and labor activist, was born on this day in 1850, in New York City.
Mary McLeod Bethune, one of our great civil rights leaders, was born July 10, 1875, in Mayesville, S.C. Her parents were former slaves.
The job losses occurred in nearly every sector of the economy, but manufacturing and construction businesses were hit particularly hard.
Some 1,100 streetcar workers strike in New Orleans on July 1, 1929, spurring the creation of the po' boy sandwich.
The Industrial Workers of the World, also known as the "Wobblies," was founded at a 12-day convention in Chicago, June 27, 1905.
The American Railway Union, led by Eugene Debs, initiated a boycott against the Pullman Palace Car Company.