Monday, May 4, 2009


May 4, 1886---At Haymarket Square in Chicago, a labor demonstration for an eight hour work day turned into a riot when a bomb exploded. Though organizers among the workers were arrested and some later hanged, it was widely believed that the violence was perpetrated by police provocateurs.

May 4, 1970---The Ohio National Guard opened fire on anti war student protestors at Kent State University. Four students were killed and nine others were wounded.

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