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After Harrison Gray Otis unilaterally orders a 20% wage cut and refuses to negotiate with labor unions, workers for the Los Angeles Times go on strike. The job action would not be settled until October 1, 1910.


Allan Allensworth files the site plan for the first African-American town, Allensworth, California. The town grew and prospered until 1914, when Santa Fe Railroad moved its rail stop from Allensworth to Alpaugh. [Sources: and]