Today in History – September 2

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Today in History – September 2

On September 2, 1885, a mob of white coal miners attacked their Chinese co-workers (both groups were employed by the Union Pacific Coal Company) in Rock Springs, Wyoming Territory, over a dispute on who had the right to work in a particularly lucrative area of the mine. Continue reading.

On September 2, 1935, George Gershwin signed his name to the completed orchestral score of the opera, Porgy and Bess. Continue reading.

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