Seeds of Fire: A People’s Chronology
Recalling events that happened on this day in history.
Memories of struggle, resistance and persistence.
Compiled by Ulli Diemer
February 6, 1919
Start of the Seattle General Strike. During the strike (February 6 - 11), the General Strike Committee acts as a counter-government for the city, organizing essential services, distributing food, and providing security in place of the police.