On August 30, 1935 President Franklin Roosevelt's Wealth Tax Act increased taxes on the rich and big business and lowered taxes for small businesses
On Aug. 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans, leading to the worst natural (and also man-made) disaster in U.S. history.
On this day in 1963 on the eve of the historic March on Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois died in Ghana.
On August 24, 1827, The Journeymen Mechanics' Advocate began publication in Philadelphia, the outgrowth of a strike by carpenters demanding a shorter, 10-hour day.
Five flight attendants formed the Air Line Stewardesses Association, the first-ever labor union representing female flight attendants.
The fire burned more than three million acres, an area larger than the size of the state of Connecticut, with at least 92 killed.
This act of Congress, signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, established a national advisory committee to research and draft regulations establishing minimum standards for apprenticeship programs.
On August 15, 1914, the Panama Canal officially opened, after 32 years of construction and an estimated 28,000 worker deaths.
A five-man Central Executive Council was established, dues were set, and the official motto became "Schedule with Safety."
UFCW union was formed when the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workers of North America merged with the Retail Clerks International Union.