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“Welfare Capitalism”

On this day in 1914, Henry Ford announces a revolutionary wage scale of $5 per day, and reduces shifts from nine to eight hours. Against…

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Death of the People’s Dream at Wounded Knee

On this day in 1890, soldiers of the US Army’s 7th cavalry open fire on a band of the Lakota tribe at Wounded Knee Creek,…

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The Christmas Truce

On this day in 1914, The Great War ceases at points along the lines of the western and eastern fronts as combatants partake of an…

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Van Gogh’s Brilliance and Suffering

On this day in 1888, Vincent Van Gogh confronts roommate Paul Gauguin with a razor, then turns it on himself, cutting off part of his…

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History Takes Flight at Kitty Hawk

On this day in 1903, the Wright Flyer becomes “the first powered, heavier-than-air machine to achieve controlled, sustained flight with a pilot aboard;” the true…

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Solidarnosc!

On this day in 1990, trade-union activist, former political prisoner and shipyard electrician Lech Walesa is elected President of Poland. Defeating Prime Minister Tadeusz Mazowiecki…

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