Frances Perkins appointed Secy of Labor, March 4, 1933. The appointment by President Franklin D. Roosevelt made Perkins the first female cabinet member in U.S. history. Here, Frances Perkins speaks with Carnegie Steel workers during the early years of the Roosevelt Administration. vis Frances Perkins Center Facebook page.
On March 30, 1929, workers at the Loray Mill in Gastonia began a walkout. Two days later, they called a general strike. At the time the five-story building covering more than a half-million square feet and was the world’s largest factory under one roof. This Day in North Carolina History | The people and places of the Tar Heel state day by day.
Finding Dulcinea's "On This Day" series and challenge offers a different historical event to explore--great way to start your homeschooling day. Here, the anniversary of the Equal Rights Amendment being passed by Congress in 1972.
On April 3, 1913, striking silk mill workers in Paterson, New Jersey were increasingly at odds with police, who repeatedly crushed their efforts to hold rallies. However, Pietro Botto, socialist mayor of nearby town Haledon, invited the strikers to assemble on the front lawn of his house. There, they joined a crowd of 20,000, who listed as speakers urged them not to give up their fight. Speakers there included members of the Industrial Workers of the World, novelist Upton Sinclair, and…