September 6, 1860 - Jane Addams, founder of Hull House, was born. A co-winner of the Nobel Prize in 1931, she worked in peace, social welfare and women’s rights. Her so-called settlement houses served many workers, including immigrant families who labored in Chicago’s packinghouses. She also was one of the founders of the Women’s Trade Union League, formed to educate women about the advantages of union membership. Read more about Jane Addams at http://www.swarthmore.edu/library/peace/Exhibits/janeaddams/addamsindex.htm
September 6, 1869 - The Avondale mine disaster, in which 110 workers were killed, led to the first mine safety law in Pennsylvania.
September 6, 1912 - Duluth streetcar drivers go on strike.