John’s Believe It Or Not… May 17th

* 1919 – Citizens’ Committee of One Thousand organized to counteract Winnipeg General Strike. * 1954 Brown v. Board of Ed is decided * 1970 Heyerdahl sails papyrus boat * 1965 The FBI Laboratory weighs in on the “dirty” lyrics of “Louie Louie” * 2012 Donna Summer – queen of disco – dies

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* 1919 – Citizens’ Committee of One Thousand organized to counteract Winnipeg General Strike.

The Winnipeg General Strike, 15 May-25 June 1919, is Canada’s best-known general strike. Massive unemployment and inflation, the success of the Russian Revolution in 1917, and rising Revolutionary Industrial Unionism all contributed to the postwar labor unrest that fuelled the landmark strike. Continue reading “John’s Believe It Or Not… May 17th”