Archive for February 27th, 2014

OUTLAWED ON THIS DAY IN 1939

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Workers of the UAW pictured during the Flint Sit-Down Strike of 1936-1937

Workers used the technique of the sit-down strike since the beginning of the 20th 
century, not only in the United States, but also in Italy, Poland, Yugoslavia, and
France. The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) were the first American union 
to use the sit-down strike. On December 10, 1906, at the General Electric Workers 
in Schenectady, New York
, 3,000 workers sat down on the job and stopped plant 
production to protest the dismissal of three fellow IWW members.

The United Auto Workers staged successful sit-down strikes in the 1930s, best
remembered is the Flint Sit-Down Strike of 1936-1937. The U.S. Supreme Court 
outlawed sit-down strikes on February 27, 1939.

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Form letter that non-striking GM workers mailed to President Roosevelt in 1937

sit-down strike pamphlet

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NUMBER-ONE ON THIS DAY IN 1961

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Chubby Checker ( Ernest Evans) turned 72 in October

"Pony Time" by Chubby Checker is his second U.S. #1 hit after
“The Twist” in 1960. It introduced a new dance style.

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LOOKING BACK AT TODAY IN HISTORY

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               Ross Simpson

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JOANNE WOODWARD IS 84 TODAY

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Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward
 

Joanne Woodward is perhaps best known for her Academy
Award-winning role in The Three Faces of Eve (1957). She
was married to actor Paul Newman from 1958 until his death
in 2008.

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Last known photo of Paul Newman with wife Joanne Woodward

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