Today in labor history, April 19, 1911: More than 6,000 furniture workers go on strike in Grand Rapids, Michigan, over hours, wages, working conditions, and the right to bargain collectively. The strike – which affected nearly all of the 60+ furniture manufacturers in the city – lasted throughout the summer, bringing much of the city to a standstill for four months. A monument, “The Spirit of Solidarity,” was dedicated in 2007 to the striking workers.
James Gordon Wolcott, age 15, brutally murdered his parents and sister in Georgetown, TX in 1967, but was found not guilty by reason of insanity. He is now a doctor of psychology and tenured professor at Millikin University in Illinois.
"God Speed You! Black Emperor (1976) is a documentary of the Japanese bōsōzoku (motorcycle gang) calling themselves "Black Emperors," and their interactions with the law, their parents and each other. " (Via Metafilter)