By On This Day in NYC's History

12,000 STRONG AGAINST SWEATSHOP CONDITIONS

On September 4, 1894: 12,000 tailors went on strike against the sweatshop system in New York City. Labor leaders cited sweatshops as being overcrowded, susceptible to fire and rat infestations, and poorly ventilated.

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MOST HAPPY FELLA, INDEED

On September 4, 1991: The Most Happy Fella, a musical first produced in 1956 by Frank Loesser, began its run for the New York City Opera.

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 BORN ON THIS DAY: KHANDI ALEXANDER

On September 4, 1957: Khandi Alexander was born in New York City. She is a dancer, choreographer, and film and television actress. Her most notable roles are  Dr. Alexx Wood in CSI:Miami and Catherine Duke in NewsRadio.

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