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Friday, May 5, 2006
On May 5, 1886 the Wisconsin State Militia fired upon workers marching in an eight-hour-day rally, killing seven persons.
Bay View Massacre. E. Russel Ave. At S. Superior Street, Milwaukee, WI. May 5, 1886. The Wisconsin Labor History Society placed this marker in honor of those killed by the state militia on May 5, 1886 during a city-wide strike for the 8 hour day. Five workers, a Bay View resident and one young child were shot to death.