Posts Tagged ‘Haymarket’

Louis Lingg Goes Out with a Bang

Nov
10
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HACAT_V22

Condemned for a crime he (probably) did not commit, Louis Lingg escaped the hangman’s noose when he chose to eat it. Literally. He blew a blasting cap in his mouth.

Lingg was one of the eight anarchists who were …

Remember Haymarket!

Sep
01

Haymarket Monument

On Tuesday May 4, 1886, workers striking for an eight-hour day gathered at Haymarket Square in Chicago. A bomb went off, seven cops were killed and seven anarchists were sentenced to death. A combination of a partisan judge and a …

A Night in the Haymarket

May
06

Haymarket Anarchy

On the evening of the first Tuesday in May 1886, 180 officers of the Chicago police department marched into a crowd double that size made up of anarchists, striking laborers, and the merely curious. The crowd had gathered earlier that …