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Strike to the Death

25 March

The Ludlow Massacre of 1914 has been all but forgotten. A monument marks the spot where Colorado National Guardsmen and thugs employed by mine owner J.D. Rockefeller machine-gunned striking miners killing 50 men, women and children. The workers were striking for better pay and conditions and were living with their families in a tent village which was destroyed. The 14-month strike eventually prompted significant labour law reform.