October 10, 1933
20,000 cotton pickers in southern California’s San Joaquin Valley go on strike earlier in the month over wages, working conditions, and union recognition. Striking workers who had assembled at their union’s office in Pixley to hear an organizer speak were shot at by growers who drove up in their pickup trucks. Within minutes, two workers were dead and eight injured. Eight growers were indicted, but all were acquitted of murder.