Today in Labor History

Labor history is OUR history

October 27, 1904


The New York City Subway opens.  The first line traveled 9.1 miles through 28 stations.  The New York Times reported at the time that “[a]lthough there were numerous minor accidents and individual accidents to laborers, the total [number] of deaths due to the Subway work has been very small for a work of such magnitude.  There is no accurate record on the subject.”


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