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Reverend Martin Luther King's struggle for equal rights for black Americans accelerated in 1963. He became world famous with his speech on 28 August 1963 in Washington DC. At the Lincoln Memorial he... [Item of the Day]
The American anarchist Emma Goldman was considered already a dangerous woman in the 1890s. She was associated with the attempt on industrialist Henry Frick in 1892 and wanted by the American police.... [Item of the Day]
The World Trade Organization (WTO) had its convention in Seattle from 30 November till 2 December 1999. Some ten thousand demonstrators blocked the entrance and paralyzed the city during a week of... [Item of the Day]
The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), nicknamed the Wobblies, was founded on June 27, 1905. This revolutionary syndicalist union once had massive support from agricultural labourers, lumberjacks... [Item of the Day]
The first sociological study of pimps was published on 3 February 1931. Its author was the colorful medical doctor Ben Reitman from Chicago. Reitman (1879-1942) had spent his youth among whores and... [Item of the Day]
The eleventh commandment in the woolen mill in Winchendon, Massachusetts is a smoking prohibition, issued July 5, 1830. Smoking is "considered very unsafe, and is also specified in the insurance."... [Item of the Day]