Henry Ford allowed injured laborers to continue work from their hospital beds; screwing nuts on small bolts without getting out of bed. It was optional, but allowed employees to receive their normal salary while hospitalized. Ford believed the work to hasten their recovery. henry-ford.net/english/fa…
The legendary "Dambusters" bombing raids on German dams during WWII resulted in the deaths of about 1650 people (with over a thousand being POWs and forced-laborers), but was no more than a minor inconvenience to the Germany's industrial output. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
The pyramids weren't built by slaves, but a complex system of voluntary, privileged laborers. harvardmagazine.com/2003/…
There are North Korean Forced Laborers in Poland working in shipyards, some even work on EU/NATO warships. youtube.com/watch?v=SPjKs…
The first recorded Chinese person in Denver was of a man from southern China named "John" dated June 29, 1869. By 1880, a riot had virtually destroyed Chinatown, mainly caused by whites who feared their jobs would be taken by the laborers who moved from California en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
At Area 51 Loads of paints and solvents used to make the Stealth bomber and other classified aircraft were set on fire in trenches causing clouds of poisonous smoke for laborers. The smoke resulted in respiratory illness, cancers and rashes. The official response was nothing happened at Area 51 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Are…
Unethical & murderous actions of former Nazis were wiped clean because they created the Apollo 11 Rocket. This is a video of interviews with former Nazi Rocket Factory Slave Laborer, and 2 Nazis (later retired NASA) who worked there. youtube.com/watch?v=xTlgU…
Today I learned about "Mop Fairs", or hiring fairs that were held in post-Plague Britian. Laborers would carry tools to advertise their trade, and seek employment on one-year contracts. Some of these fairs continue today, as carnivals and local social events. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hir…
Henry VIII forbid the reading of the Bible in English by "women, artificers, apprentices, journeymen, serving-men of the rank of yeoman and under, husbandmen and laborers" historyofinformation.com/…
Snake oil was introduced to the US by Chinese laborers who helped build the Transcontinental Railroad. Derived from the Chinese water snake, snake oil was rich in the omega-3 acids that help reduce inflammation and was quite effective, especially when used to treat arthritis and bursitis. npr.org/sections/codeswit…
Today I learned of the lynching of Sam Hose, a black laborer who killed his white employer in self-defense. He was mutilated, then burned alive. On seeing Hose's body parts for sale in local shops as souvenirs, WEB Du Bois changed his view of lynchers as an anomaly among white people. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyn…
In 1951 Guatemalan president Jacobo Árbenz carried out an agrarian reform under which uncultivated portions of large land-holdings were expropriated in return for compensation and redistributed to poverty-stricken agricultural laborers. The US disliked this and the CIA engineered a coup d'etat en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jac…
Abraham Lee Shakespeare was an American casual laborer who won a $30 million lottery jackpot, receiving $17 million in 2006. In 2009, his family declared him missing, and in January 2010 his body was found buried under a concrete slab in the backyard of an acquaintance. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abr…
Slave laborers making tanks for Nazi Germany routinely sabotaged every part they could, and this caused German tanks to be extremely prone to breaking down. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tan…
The Ancient Egyptian Pyramids were built by Paid Laborers not by Slaves usnews.com/science/articl…
When Alaric I, the king who toppled Rome died, a river's course was temporarily changed to bury him. Once completed the river was returned to normal and the laborers were killed to hide it. wikivividly.com/wiki/Alar…
The pyramids were built not by slaves, but by well–fed, skilled laborers, who were given proper housing and living quarters. harvardmagazine.com/2003/…
Spanish Flu may have originated in northern China and spread to the United States and Europe through Chinese laborers transported to assist in World War One. history.com/news/china-ep…
The word Robot comes from 1920s Czechoslovakia and the original meaning was "forced laborer". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
Many trenches in WWI were dug by Chinese laborers and their contribution remained forgotten for decades. In all, about 140,000 men served for both British and French forces en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
From 1911 to 1933, 166 patients, mostly women and girls, left Rosewood under habeas corpus writs to be subjected to human trafficking, bought by the rich as indentured servants and unpaid laborers slate.com/technology/2014…
The man-made Kunming Lake is 9.5 times larger than Versaille's Grand Canal at 2.2 sq/km. The artificial lake was built inside China's Summer Palace by 10,000 laborers between 1750 and 1764. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kun…
Apple Inc. excused their use of child labor in deadly conditions in Indonesia by claiming the child laborers would be worse off if Apple didn't hire them, and that not hiring them "would do nothing to improve the situation." bbc.com/news/business-305…
Although in the 1870s decompression sickness (called Caisson disease at the time) was suspected by physicians to be caused by a buildup of inert gasses in blood when exposed to air at high ambient pressure, laborers were largely treated with mandatory rest and copious amounts of beef tea. archive.rubicon-foundatio…
In 1869, Chinese and Irish laborers working on the Central Pacific Railway managed to lay down 10 miles of tracks in just one day. This accomplishment has not been matched even in modern times. web.stanford.edu/group/ch…
The pyramids were built not by slaves, but by well–fed, skilled laborers, who were given proper housing and living quarters harvardmagazine.com/2003/…
There is a highway in Russia known as the Road of Bones, as the skeletons of the forced laborers who died during its construction were used in much of its foundations en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R50…
The worst mining disaster in history, killing 1,549 miners, happened in 1942 in the Benxihu Colliery when Japanese administrators of a mine using forced labor in China cut off the ventilation, trapping 1,518 Chinese laborers and 31 Japanese administrators to die of burns or suffocate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben…
The University of South Africa found 18% of laborers believe in the virgin cleansing myth for HIV infections en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vir…
Today I learned of North Korean forced laborers in Poland, who spend there couple years in seclusion and without contact with their families, while most of their earnings goes to North Korean regime. They work in construction, shipbuilding and agriculture news.vice.com/article/cas…
Abraham Shakespeare was a day laborer who won a $30 million lottery 2006. In 2009, his family declared him missing, and in January 2010 his estate was penniless and his body was found buried under a concrete slab. Before going missing he told his brother "I'd have been better off broke." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abr…
A Soviet coal miner named Alexey Stakhanov reportedly mined 227 tons of coal in a single shift and was campaigned as the greatest laborer of all time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
The City Wall of Nanjing was among the largest city walls ever constructed in China. It took 21 years to complete, used 200,000 laborers to move 7 million cubic metres of earthand was also the longest city wall in the world until the 17th century en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cit…
There was once a contractor named Hoosier employed on the Louisville and Portland Canal who preferred to hire laborers from Indiana. They were called "Hoosier's men" and eventually all Indianans were called Hoosiers. in.gov/history/2612.htm
Hugo Boss founded his company in 1924, ten years later advertising that he had been a "supplier for National Socialist uniforms since 1924", eventually used POW's and forced laborers for mass production. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hug…
The word "Chow" comes from the Chinese word for "fry or cook" heard frequently amongst Chinese laborers in California at meal time. tutormandarin.net/en/word…
South Africa was largely responsible for the global prohibition of Marijuana in 1925, based on one British doctors racist opinion from 1908 of how it affected Hindu laborers. youtube.com/watch?v=lG4WT…
The laborers building the Pyramids of Giza were not slaves, but rather paid shiftworkers that took great pride in their work. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyr…
Before the Emancipation Proclamation, Union commanders effectively "freed" Southern slaves they encountered by declaring them "contraband" and seizing them. The slaves were employed as non-combat laborers and given a wage and rations, and many later enlisted as soldiers in the Union Army. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
Railways had existed as early as Ancient Greece. Up until the early 19th century, trains on such rails were hauled by horses or laborers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rai…
Today I learned about history of Hoodie. It was first introduced in 1930s and designed for laborers working in freezing temperatures. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoo…
The German word for a worker or laborer ("Arbeiter") has made its way into Japanese as "arubaito". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
Andre the Giant dropped out of school after 8th grade, expecting to be a farm laborer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And…
Thomas Jefferson believed that unlimited expansion of commerce and industry would lead to the growth of a class of wage laborers who relied on others for income and sustenance en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jef…
If you purchase chocolate made by Mars, Hershey, or Nestle it is very likely harvested and processed by child laborers/child slaves in West Africa en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/C…
The word 'Robot' was introduced in 1920 in a Czech play, and means 'forced laborer'. In the play, robots are artificial beings that resemble human beings and eventually rebel against them. Isac Asimov created the 3 laws of Robotics (I, Robot) designed specifically to prevent that situation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R.U…
In 1938, Comcast co-founder Daniel Aaron's family fled Nazi Germany after his father was imprisoned, and in 1939, his parents committed suicide within a month of each other. Then, in 1944, he was drafted and deployed back to Germany during the slave laborers' liberation from concentration camps. ilctr.org/promoting-immig…
The pyramids were built by paid laborers. Not slaves. That's a myth by Herodotus, the Greek historian. ngm.nationalgeographic.co…
North Korea sends forced laborers to Poland, sending millions of Euros to fund the regime. youtube.com/watch?v=SPjKs…
The builders of the Giza pyramids weren't slaves--rather they were paid laborers who received 21 cows and 23 sheep daily. Skilled specialists were permanently employed. wikiwand.com/en/Giza_Necr…
The duty-free shop at the Dubai International Airport had sales of $1.6 billion in 2012, including 1,417 metric tons of Tang sold largely to South Asian laborers flying home from Persian Gulf work sites. It also sells gold and a $200,000 bottle of whiskey. psmag.com/navigation/busi…
In 1898, two Lions killed 135 Indian laborers working on a bridge over the Tsavo River and were both hunted and killed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsa…
Over 90,000 Chinese laborers were used by the British Army to dig trenches on the Western Front in WWI. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
The Allegheny Arsenal in Pittsburgh, PA was a key supplier of munitions to the Union Army during the Civil War and it was also the site of the single worst civilian disaster of the war when an explosion killed 78 people, many of them women and children laborers. post-gazette.com/news/por…
The legal working age of Bolivia was lowered from 14 to 10 because the children's union UNATSBO wanted equal rights as adult laborers surthings.com/2016/12/26/…
In Revolutionary France, there was a man who could eat his weight in beef by the age of 17. He enlisted in the French army, where he ate enough food for 15 laborers, among other things. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar…
An English soldier in the British Army during World War II deserted after being jailed for overstaying leave, stole the identity of an Irish laborer and joined the Irish Guards, winning the Victoria Cross and getting mentioned as an example of Irish heroism in a speech by Winston Churchill en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
One of North Korea's assumed biggest incomes and contributions to GDP is taxation of slave laborers working in China. These slave laborers are forced to pay more than 99% of their income in "taxes" and are forced live in horrible conditions in old schools and eat little and bad food. edition.cnn.com/2015/05/1…
Siemens took slave laborers during the Holocaust and had them help construct the gas chambers. And in 2001, they tried to trademark the word "Zyklon" (which means "cyclone" in German) to become the name a new line of products... including a line of gas ovens. thefreelibrary.com/Zyklon…
10,000 to 15,000 Chinese laborers worked on the the U.S. Transcontinental Railroad, yet not a single document written by one has been found. news.stanford.edu/news/20…
The transcontinental railroads final spike was not gold, as taught to millions of US school children, but in fact a normal iron spike driven by a nameless laborer. roadsideamerica.com/story…
The Pyramids at Giza were most likely built by Egyptian skilled laborers, and not Jewish slaves. harvardmagazine.com/2003/…
It is no longer thought that the Pyramids were built by slaves it is now believed laborers were there of their own volition. news.discovery.com/histor…
Today I learned according to the CIA about 50,000 women and children are trafficked throughout the United States each year as prostitutes, laborers and servants. womenspress.com/main.asp?…
Egyptian pyramids were not made by slaves, but rather paid laborers, who were respected. theguardian.com/world/201…
Today I learned of Oswald Rothaug, a Nazi judge who in 1942 sentenced a 25-year-old Polish slave-laborer to death, explaining that "the inferiority of the defendant is clear as he is a part of Polish subhumanity." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osw…
The hot tamale has a long history in the Mississippi delta region, but nobody is quite sure when it started or which group brought it. Theories range from the original natives to Mexican laborers in the early 20th century. southernfoodways.org/inte…
African American laborer Robert Charles shot a white police officer in self-defense which led to a manhunt and twenty-eight people were killed in the conflict. Then after he died, people continued to beat his dead body. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
The biggest shipbreaking industry in the world in Alang, India pays between $1 and $2, these workers are some of the most highly-paid unskilled laborers in India. science.howstuffworks.com…
Qatari nationals make up just 15% of the population of Qatar and due to the influx of male laborers, women make up only a quarter of the total population. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Q…
Onions are "a very ancient old world crop – records exist telling how many onions were allocated to the laborers building the pyramids, and they were a basic ration to Greek hoplites." rareseeds.com/2015-whole-…
The US recruited thousands of Mexican Laborers to work in the 1940's under the Bracero Program. farmworkers.org/bracerop.…
The 30 pieces of silver Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus for were equivalent to about four month's worth of wages for a skilled laborer at the time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thi…
Massachusetts Prevailing Wage Law dictates for state contracts you must pay unskilled laborers at least $38-54/h and that increases to $42-58/h in 2016 medfordma.org/wp-content/…
Far from the popular image of oppressed slaves toiling under the lash, the ancient Egyptian laborers building the pharaohs' tombs were known to go on strike when they felt they were not being paid adequately or on time. nvdatabase.swarthmore.edu…
Ernesto Arturo Miranda, the Arizona laborer whose conviction of charges based on his questionable confession under police interrogation resulted in the "Miranda Warning", once started selling autographed Miranda warning cards for $1.50 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ern…
Today I learned of the Burma Railway or the Death Railway where 90 thousand Asian laborers and 13 thousand POW died to build by the Japanese en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
The original legend of John Henry was meant to be a cautionary tale. It warned of the consequences of a laborer who did not keep to the steady pace of the rest of his team. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
During Haifa Oil Refinery Massacre, Jewish extremists threw grenades into a crowd of Arab laborers, killing 6. Minutes later, Jewish and Arab coworkers at the oil refinery began killing each other in the middle of the workday. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hai…
Lawn Bowling came under the ban of king and parliament fearing it might jeopardize the practice of archery. Artificers, laborers, apprentices, and servants were forbidden to play at any time except Christmas, and then only in their master's house and presence. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bow…
The Louisiana Redbone, an ethnic group traditionally though to be AA or mulatto, may actually be descended from colonial East Indian immigrant laborers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red…

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