Today in Labor History

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July 23, 1892

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Anarchist Alexander Berkman, armed with a gun and a sharpened steel file, attempts to kill steel magnate Henry Clay Frick to avenge the Homestead massacre days earlier in which nine workers were killed.  He shot Frick three times before he was subdued and beaten unconscious.  Berkman was convicted of attempted murder and sentenced to 22 years in prison, of which he served 14 years.

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