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Sat, 02/15/2020 - 12:00am to 3:00am
Salman Rushdie and a copy of the offending text, London, 1989. From PA Photos/Landov.
Today isn't for love, it's for the revolution


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Today isn't for love, it's for the revolution 

US League of Women Voters
1920 : The League of Women Voters is founded by Carrie Chapman Catt in Chicago during the convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.

United Mine Workers of America
1937 : The United Mine Workers of America gave an ultimatum. They demanded 30 hours a week and a 15 cent pay raise or strike as of April 1st of 1937 (in a couple of months). April 1 was the time when the steel organization was to be at its height

U.S.A. Anti Fascist TV Broadcast
1942 : In the midst of World War II, a new anti-fascist broadcast was aired on four major U.S. television stations. This series had lasted for 13 weeks and featured actors such as James Stewart, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., and Tyrone Power. The purpose of the This is War broadcast was to promote the Allied armies of the war, and branches of the military-particularly the Army, Navy, and Air Force. The United States was among one of the Allied countries that fought against the rising Nazi regime.

U.S.A. Teachers Strike
1951 : Schools that were closed since a strike that took place since January 23rd were re-opened. The teachers had picketed up until a day before this date, demanding a pay raise higher than the $100.00 a year offered by the school board once a year. 

Alexander Solzhenitsyn
1974 : Soviet authorities have formally charged Russian author Alexander Solzhenitsyn with treason one day after expelling him from the country and revoking his Russian citizenship.

Salman Rushdie
1989 : Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a ( FATWA ) death sentence on British writer Salman Rushdie for his authorship of the book Satanic Verses.

Same-Sex Marriage Ban Overturned in Virginia
2014 : A federal judge in Virginia overturned the state's ban on gay marriage. The decision could still be appealed and changed. This decision did mark the first time that a gay marriage ban had been overturned in a Southern state.

shout outs to the birthday boi, Jimmy Hoffa


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