Mar 25, 1911. At about 4: 45 PM, fire broke out at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company at New York, NY, minutes before the seamstresses were to go home. Some workers were fatally burned while others leaped to their deaths from the windows of the 10-story building. The fire lasted only 18 minutes but left 146 workers dead, most of them young immigrant women. Some of the deaths were a direct result of workers being trapped on the ninth floor by a locked door. Labor law forbade locking factory doors while employees were at work, and owners of the company were indicted on charges of first- and second-degree manslaughter. The tragic fire became a turning point in labor history, bringing about reforms in health and safety laws.
Today is Wednesday, 25 March 2015, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:
Items of Note
- Today: Bed In For Peace – Anniversary, Lady Day or Feast of The Annunciation, Maryland Day, National Medal of Honor Day, Pecan Day, Slave Trade Abolished by England – Anniversary, Triangle Shirtwaist Fire – Anniversary, and Waffle Day – Sweden.
Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month
Once again, in honor of National Women’s History Month, Lisa Alzo of The Accidental Genealogist blog presents Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month.
March 25: Tell how a female ancestor interacted with her children. Was she loving or supportive? A disciplinarian? A bit of both?