Today in History
27 September 2010
September 27, 1875 - In Fall River, Massachusetts, textile workers went on strike, demanding bread for starving children. In the latter half of the 19th century, about one out of every six children between the ages of 10 and 15 were working -- in textile mills, print shops, coal mines and factories. Their labor was often critical to their families’ survival.
September 27, 1954 - A U.S. Senate Committee called for the censure of Joe McCarthy, marking the beginning of the end of a repressive, anti-democratic era. Today, McCarthy’s name has become synonymous with ignorance and hate.