May First is International Workers Day

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Saint Paul, MN

#2 May 3, 2013
1986 - Tass reports Chernobyl nuclear power plant mishap
1986 - Will Stegers expedition reaches North Pole
1987 - 46 HRs hit in 13 baseball games
1987 - Pope John Paul II beatifies Edith Stein, a Jewish born nun
1988 - IRA attack in Roermond, kills 3
1989 - Jockey Chris Antley ends record of 64 consecutive winning days
1989 - US Supreme Court rules employees have legal burden to prove non- discriminatory reasons for not hiring or promoting
264th Pope John Paul II 1990 - "Prelude to a Kiss" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC
1991 - "Will Rogers Follies" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 983 performances
1991 - A's Rickey Henderson steals an all time record 939th base vs Yanks
1991 - Angola's civil war ends
1991 - Last day of Test cricket for Gordon Greenidge
1991 - Milwaukee Brewers beat Chicago Cubs, 10-9, in 19 innings
1991 - Rickey Henderson breaks Lou Brocks record with his 939th steal
1991 - Texas Ranger Nolan Ryan pitches record 7th no hitter (beats Toronto 3-0)
1991 - Skin-Spit-Skin featuring lesbian, homosexual & hetrosexual nude couples caressing, is seen by 5,000 in NYC
1992 - Eric Houston kills 4 in a California HS where he failed history 4 yrs prior
1992 - LA Dodgers postpone 3 games due to racial riots due to Rodney King
1992 - NY Rangers wins their 1st ever 7th game of a playoff (vs NJ Devils)
1992 - Rickey Henderson steals his 1,000th base
1993 - 119th Kentucky Derby: Jerry Bailey aboard Sea Hero wins in 2:02.4
1993 - Bomb attack on Sri Lankan president (26 die)
1994 - "My Fair Lady" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 165 performances
1994 - "Rise & Fall of Little Voice" opens at Neil Simon NYC for 9 perfs
1994 --3] Tornado & hail storms hit Jiangxi China, 95 killed
1994 - Charles Kuralt, retires as CBS newsman (On the Road)
1995 - "On the Waterfront" opens at Atkinson Theater NYC for 8 performances
1995 - Steve Waugh scores 200 for Australia v WI at Sabina Park
1995 - Croatian forces launch Operation Flash during the Croatian War of Independence.
1996 - "Ideal Husband" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 308 performances
1996 - Gerald Williams is 1st NY Yankee since 1934 to get 6 hits in a game
1997 - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in San Diego CA on KIOZ 105.3 FM
1997 - Toni Blair elected PM of UK
1997 - Tasmania becomes the last state in Australia to decriminalize homosexuality.
2000 - Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares the existence of "a state of rebellion", hours after thousands of supporters of her arrested predecessor, Joseph Estrada, storm towards the presidential palace at the height of the EDSA III rebellion.
43rd US President George W. Bush 2003 - 2003 invasion of Iraq: In what becomes known as the "Mission Accomplished" speech, U.S. President George W. Bush declares that "major combat operations in Iraq have ended" on board the USS Abraham Lincoln off the coast of California.
2004 - Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia join the European Union, celebrated at the residence of the Irish President in Dublin.
2006 - The Puerto Rican government closes the Department of Education and 42 other government agencies due to significant shortages in cash flow.
2007 - The Los Angeles May Day mêlée occurs, in which the Los Angeles Police Department's response to a May Day pro-immigration rally become a matter of controversy.
2008 - The London Agreement on translation of European patents, concluded in 2000, enters into force in 14 of the 34 Contracting States to the European Patent Convention.
2009 - Same-sex marriage is legalized in Sweden.
2010 - Car bomb fails to go off in Times Square, New York City
2011 - Pope John Paul II is beatified by his successor, Pope Benedict XVI.
2012 - China and Russia sign $15 billion dollar trade deal
2012 - Guggenheim Partners make the largest ever purchase of a sports franchise after buying the Los Angeles Dodgers for $2.1 billion

Saint Paul, MN

#4 May 3, 2013
Other notable things happening on May 1st.

1940 - 140 Palestinian Jews die as German planes bomb their ship
1940 - The 1940 Olympics are cancelled
1941 - "Citizen Kane," directed & starring Orson Welles, premieres in NY
1941 - General Mills introduces Cheerios
1941 - German assault on Tobruk
1942 - Radio Orange calls to defy order to wear "Jewish star"
1943 - 69th Kentucky Derby: Johnny Longden aboard Count Fleet wins in 2:04
1943 - Food rationing begins in US
1943 - German Wehrmacht deployed in order to break Dutch strikes
1943 - German plane sinks boat loaded with Palestinian Jews bound for Malta
Actor Orson Welles 1943 - Rauter signs unofficial death sentence
1944 - Messerschmitt Me 262 Sturmvogel, 1st jet bomber, makes 1st flight
1944 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Martin Flavin (Journey in the dark)
1944 - Surprise attack on Weteringschans Amsterdam, fails
1945 - Admiral Karl Doenitz forms German government
1945 - Australian & Dutch troops lands on Tarakan
1945 - Radio Budapest, Hungary re-enters shortwave broadcasting after WW II
1945 - Seys-Inquart flees to Flensburg
1945 - Soviet army reach Rostock
1946 - Fieldmarshal Montgomery appointed British supreme commander
1946 - Mrs Emma Clarissa Clement named "American Mother of Year"
1946 - The Paris Peace Conference concludes that the islands of the Dodecanese should be returned to Greece by Italy.
1947 - Lt General Hoyt S Vandenberg, USA, ends term as 2nd head of CIA
1947 - Radar for coml & private planes 1st demonstrated
1947 - Rear Admiral Roscoe H Hillenkoetter, USN, becomes 3th director of CIA
1948 - 74th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Citation wins in 2:05.4
1948 - North Korean proclaims itself People's Democratic Republic of Korea
1948 - Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Auspicia quaedam
1948 - Glenn Taylor, Idaho Senator, arrested in Birmingham Alabama for trying to enter a meeting through a door marked "for Negroes"
1949 - A's Elmer Valo is 1st AL'er to hit 2 bases-loaded triples in a game
1949 - Gerard Kuiper discovers Nereid,(2nd satellite of Neptune)
1950 - Gwendolyn Brooks, is 1st Black awarded a Pulitzer Prize (poetry)
1950 - Mayor of Brussels reluctantly bans May Day parade
1950 - New marriage laws enforced in People's Republic China
1950 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Rodgers & Hammerstein (South Pacific)
1951 - 600,000 march for peace & freedom in Germany
1951 - Dutch Reformed Church introduces new church choir
1951 - Mickey Mantle's 1st HR
1951 - Minnie Minoso becomes the 1st black to play for the White Sox
1952 - Marines take part in an atomic explosion training in Nevada
1952 - Mr Potato Head, introduced
1952 - TWA introduces tourist class
1954 - 80th Kentucky Derby: Raymond York aboard Determine wins in 2:03
1954 - Bishops publish Mandement (member socialist org forbidden)
1954 - HSA-UWC Forms (Unification Church)(Moonies)
1954 - WAPA TV channel 4 in San Juan, PR (NBC/SFN) begins broadcasting
1955 - Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Tournament
1955 - Bob Feller's 15th 1 or less hitter (12 1-hitters, 3 no-hitters)
1957 - Flevo Boys soccer team forms in Emmeloord
1957 - Larry King's 1st radio broadcast
1957 - US give Poland credit of $95 million
1957 - Vanguard TV-1 booster test reaches 195 km
1958 - Ambonese rebellion bombed Ambon/conquer Morotai
1958 - Arturo Frondizi sworn in as president of Argentina
1959 - Floyd Patterson KOs Brian London in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
1959 - West Germany introduces 5 day work week
1959 - White Sox Early Wynn beats Red Sox 1-0 on his own HR
1960 - India's Bombay state split into Gujarat & Maharashtra states
1960 - Pancho Gonzalez retires from tennis
1960 - Russia shoots down Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane over Sverdlovsk
1961 - 1st US airplane hijacked to Cuba
Dictator Fidel Castro 1961 - Fidel Castro announces there will be no more elections in Cuba
1961 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird)

Seattle, WA

#6 May 3, 2013
What's it like to pretend a fair wage for American workers is bad ??
P C Free Zone

Saint Paul, MN

#7 May 3, 2013
I noticed that nowhere in your lame post is the word COMMUNIST!(which is where the unions got their start, for those of you who slept through history class)

Seattle, WA

#8 May 3, 2013
The Communist Party and its allies played an important role in the United States labor movement, particularly in the 1930s and 1940s, but never succeeded, with rare exceptions, either in bringing the labor movement around to its agenda or in converting their influence in any particular union into membership gains for the Party. The CP has had only negligible influence in labor since its supporters' defeat in internal union political battles in the aftermath of World War II and the CIO's expulsion of the unions in which it held the most influence in 1950.

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#10 May 3, 2013
P C Free Zone wrote:
I noticed that nowhere in your lame post is the word COMMUNIST!(which is where the unions got their start, for those of you who slept through history class)
Good call P C.


Communist Party USA Boasts Working Relationship with AFL-CIO’s Richard Trumka in their Elections Analysis

November 13, 2010, 9:18 pm

CPUSA Labor Commission Chairman, Scott Marshall emphasized their working relationship with the AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka, in what he calls their continuing efforts of “independent” union organizations operating in, or for political campaigns. This occurs beginning at the 12:05 mark of the 11/8/2010 video,“CPUSA analysis of the Mid Term Elections,” presented below.

Marshall’s words:“Not only did the campaigning take place from union halls et cetera, et cetera, but this time, as, uh, Trumka told us when he was in Chicago, they began with the nuts and bolts a’ building independent labor campaign organizations in specific five key cities around the country, of which Chicago was one. I think the question of how we…”

One should be apprised, this broadcast and interview were produced by and the Progressive Podcast Network. This further underscores a working solidarity between self avowed Communists and America’s progressives.
Smart Liberal

Minneapolis, MN

#11 May 3, 2013
Nazi party boasts good working relationship with Smart Liberal.

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#12 May 3, 2013
Smart Liberal wrote:
Nazi party boasts good working relationship with Smart Liberal.
You wear your veil of ignorance quite well Dumbo Jr.

A free market capitalist is not a follower of the Nazi Party. In fact, our Marxist President is far closer to the philosopy of the Nazi Party than I will ever be.

But keep trying. It is fun seeing how stupid you actually are.


The ideological connection between Marxist socialism and National Socialism is not fanciful. Hitler read Marx carefully while living in Munich in 1913, and may have picked up from him a fateful postulate that the two ideologies would share. It is the belief that history is a preordained succession of conflicts between groups of people and that improvement in the human condition can only come from the victory of one group over the others. For the Nazis the groups were races; for the Marxists they were classes. For the Nazis the conflict was Social Darwinism; for the Marxists, it was class struggle. For the Nazis the destined victors were the Aryans; for the Marxists, they were the proletariat. The ideologies, once implemented, led to atrocities in a few steps: struggle (often a euphemism for violence) is inevitable and beneficial; certain groups of people (the non-Aryans or the bourgeoisie) are morally inferior; improvements in human welfare depend on their subjugation or elimination.

Grantsburg, WI

#13 May 3, 2013
Smart Liberal wrote:
Nazi party boasts good working relationship with Smart Liberal.
Did you suffer the same Emotional Defects you reveal today, as a Child or was it Adult on-set sorta deal?

My Gawd!

Every Post is someone hating you Fat Chicks, or Urban Plantation Residents, or Womyn that need to Roll in Flour, or the Butterflies and the Pixies!

The information posted by the Adults like Smart Liberal is always Atributed to the sources, and always "TRUE".

Deal with the Awful Truth, or just go get your sack of flour and head for the Demokrat Plantations and let them have a Ton-of-Fun with you!

Seattle, WA

#16 May 4, 2013
What's it like to pretend a fair wage for American workers is bad ??

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