Today in Labor History – October 29th

today labor history october 29

Japanese immigrant and labor advocate Katsu Goto was strangled to death, his body then strung from an electric pole, on the Big Island of Hawaii by thugs hired by plantation owners. They were outraged over Goto’s work on behalf of agricultural workers and because he opened a general store that competed with the owners’ own company store. – 1889

The Wall Street Crash, also know as Black Tuesday , the Great Crash, or the Stock Market Crash of 1929 was the most devastating stock market crash in U.S. history, when taking into consideration the full extent and duration of its aftereffects. The crash signaled the beginning of the 10-year Great Depression that affected all Western industrialized countries. – 1929

The National Organization for Women (NOW) was founded in Chicago. – 1966

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