#TodayInHistory July 28, 1841: The Senate passes the Fiscal Bank Bill, a Whig party initiative. Ultimately, President Tyler vetoed he bill and the Whigs failed to gain sufficient support to override the veto.
#TodayInHistory July 9, 1892: The state sends a band of 7000 troops to Andrew Carnegie’s Pennsylvania plant to “restore law and order.” This effectively squelched the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers’ strike, allowing plant to hire non-union workers. In November, the union called off its strike and Carnegie fired and blacklisted the strikers.
#TodayInHistory July 2, 1890: The federal government tackles outsized business conglomerations by passing the Sherman Anti-Trust Act. The bill was designed as a direct strike against “every contract, combination in the form of trust or otherwise, or conspiracy, in restraint of trade of commerce among the several States, or with foreign nations.”