International Unemployment Day was an event that took place at the time of the Great Depression, occurring on the 6th of March, 1930. Hundreds of thousands of people around the world, including in the United States, Germany, England, France, Spain and Austria marched to protest mass unemployment.
In New York City and Detroit the protests turned violent, with baton-wielding police attacking crowds of tens of thousands.
New York’s The Communist newspaper gave the incorrect date for the event.
Germany, the non-Soviet country with the largest Communist Party, also saw their protests turn violent, while in Austria demonstrators clashed with Fascist youth in the streets of Vienna.
The death of Sir John Moore X
Part of the Peninsula War (1807-14), the Battle of Corunna took place in Spain on the 16th of January, 1809.
Fought in Galicia, the battle was between the United Kingdom and France, and concluded with a British victory. However, the battle also paved the way for French occupation of other areas.
The British lost 900 men; the French lost between 600 and 700.
Amongst the British dead was Sir John Moore, who was reassured of his victory before he died.
Auguste and Louis Lumière, better known as the “Lumière Brothers“, released a film titled Le Squelette Joyeux in 1898. It features a skeleton that dances joyously even as it falls apart and puts itself back together.
Canadian troops, fighting in the Great War, hold a Thanksgiving service in the rubble of Cambrai Cathedral in France on the 13th of October, 1918. The war would be over less than a month after this photograph was taken.