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happy? - July 5 (SF longshoreman's strike)

Abby Sale 05 Jul 05 - 10:33 AM
Gedpipes 05 Jul 05 - 11:19 AM
manitas_at_work 05 Jul 05 - 11:28 AM
GUEST,MMario 05 Jul 05 - 11:34 AM
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Subject: happy? - July 5
From: Abby Sale
Date: 05 Jul 05 - 10:33 AM

In protest of severe & dangerous working conditions, a longshoreman's strike broke out in 1934 in San Francisco. It was violence-ridden; a number of workers were killed and many were injured.

        Four hundred strikers were brutally wounded;
        Four hundred workers and I left to die;
        Remember the day, sir, to all of your children,
        This bloody Thursday the fifth of July.

                "The Ballad of Bloody Thursday," Anon., per John Greenway's book,
                 American Folksongs of Protest; also sung on Folkways, The Unfortunate Rake
Copyright © 2005, Abby Sale - all rights reserved
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Subject: RE: happy? - July 5
From: Gedpipes
Date: 05 Jul 05 - 11:19 AM

...and the point is?


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Subject: RE: happy? - July 5
From: manitas_at_work
Date: 05 Jul 05 - 11:28 AM

It happened on the 5th of July is the point!


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Subject: RE: happy? - July 5
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 05 Jul 05 - 11:34 AM

Gedpipes - Abby's Happy?/Happy! postings are little trivia nuggets appropriate to the date.


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