December 7, 1888 - Heywood Broun was born in New York City. A journalist and columnist, he co-founded The Newspaper Guild and recruited several high-profile members, including First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. "Small fry are no longer small when they begin to organize," he said. "They take on purpose and power."
December 7, 1896 - The International Union of Operating Engineers was founded.
December 7, 1941 - Pearl Harbor was attacked, sparking U.S. entry into World War II. Millions of American working people, from soldiers to "Rosie the Riveter," sacrificed for their country.