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Beeswax Vinyl Daily April 8, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1952 – U.S. President Harry Truman called for the seizure of all domestic steel mills in an attempt to prevent the 1952 steel strike. The strike was scheduled to begin on April 9, 1952, but Truman nationalized the entire steel industry hours before the workers walked out. The steel companies sued to regain control of their facilities. On June 2, 1952, in a landmark decision, the US Supreme Court ruled that the President lacked the authority to seize the steel mills. The strike involved 560,000 workers. It lasted 53 days and ended on July 24, 1952, essentially with the same terms that the union had proposed four months earlier. Truman could have saved the trouble and grief if they’d just been given what was asked. But, hindsight and all that…

Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for April 8.

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