Hundreds of nurses, hospital workers and supporters hit the picket line in the bitter cold here, Feb. 11.
On February 25, 1870, Hiram R. Revels of Mississippi was sworn in as the first black U.S. Senator.
On Feb. 24, 1868 the House voted to impeach President Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Abraham Lincoln as president of the United States.
"Every time momentum builds for lifting wages, conservative ideologues say it will cost jobs. Every time they've been dead wrong."
By a 91-9 percent margin the Treasury Employees won union recognition among 1,300 National Park Service workers in the Washington, D.C., area.
The governors targeted for defeat are Florida's Rick Scott, Michigan's Rick Snyder, Ohio's John Kasich, Pennsylvania's Tom Corbett and Wisconsin's Scott Walker.
Mentored along with Harry Belafonte and others by Paul Robeson, Poitier was red baited during the McCarthy period. He resisted naming names and studio demands that he sign loyalty oaths.
On February 19, 2002, Vonetta Flowers became the first black gold medalist in the history of the Winter Olympic Games.
He became a leader of the abolitionist movement after escaping slavery in 1838, and went on to become an excellent lecturer and writer.
People worldwide are celebrating Darwin's life.