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Violent confrontation between Chicago police, anarchists, laborers, and labor activists on May 4, 1886 at which 19 people died and over 60 were wounded. Began with a rally from 7:30PM-about 10:30PM. At that point, numerous police officers arrived and…

19th century Chicago labor activist, union leader, socialist, and anarchist instrumental in the push for an 8 hour workday in Chicago. Speaker before the Haymarket Affair and executed for conspiracy in reaction to the event.
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