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The Marshall Plan: Strength in Numbers

On April 3rd, 1948, President Harry S Truman signed the Marshall Plan into law. Officially it was entitled the European Recovery Program, an American initiative…

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Waxing Nikita

On March 27th, 1958, Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev replaces Nicolay Bulganin as Soviet premier, making him the first leader since Joseph Stalin to simultaneously…

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Like a Living Torch

On this day in 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City consumes the lives of 146 garment workers; 123 women and 23…

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Abolition’s Advent

On this day in 1807, the US Congress passes an act to “prohibit the importation of slaves into any port or place within the jurisdiction…

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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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Solidarity Forever

On this day in 1936, the Flint sit-down strike against General Motors commences at Fisher Body Plant No. 1. When the strike finally ended 44…

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