April 2, 1941 Milwaukee, Wisconsin A photograph is published of the strike at the Allis-Chalmers Plant The strike lasted 75 days, with workers demanding a wage increase and a “maintenance of membership” clause added to employment contacts which essentially ensured all workers were part of a union. The strike was the first to feature police… Continue reading Man throws tear gas grenade at police during the Allis-Chalmers strike of 1941
April 2, 2012 Oakland, California One L. Goh, a former student of Oikos University, shoots students during a nursing class, killing 7 and wounding 3 Goh had previously attended Oikos, a Korean Christian university, but was asked to leave following disciplinary issues months before the shooting. On April 2, Goh stood up during a nursing… Continue reading Oikos University shooting
April 2, 1992 Bijeljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina Serb paramilitary rape, murder, and pillage the citizens of Bijeljina Between 48 and 78 were killed over two days (April 1 and 2), the majority of whom are Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims), though people of other ethnicities were targeted as well. It is claimed that the victims numbered in… Continue reading Bijeljina Massacre
Happy birthday, Christopher Meloni Born April 2, 1961 Although best known for his role as Detective Elliott Stabler on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Meloni has also appeared in 12 Monkeys (1995), Oz, Carriers, Happy, and True Blood (pictured).