BRADDOCK A NO-SHOW IN SCHMELING FIGHT German boxer Max Schmeling weighs in for his title fight against James Braddock who fails to show after the fight promoter fears the Nazi government will freeze the title if Schmeling wins. A lone hopeful sits in the empty stands waiting for a fight that never happens.
GOVERNOR CLOSES JOHNSTOWN STEEL MILL As the strike against Little Steel companies refusing to sign union contracts spreads to Johnstown, Pennsylvania Governor George H. Earle steps in with a heavy hand. He closes the Cambria plant of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation and declares Martial Law despatching state police to oversee the situation.
FORD WORKERS ATTEND CIO MEETING Some 15,000 Detroit, Michigan Ford auto plant employees attend a Congress of Industrial Organizations (C.I.O) meeting to plan massive strikes to bring unionization to the industry.
FUNERAL FOR MEN KILLED IN STRIKE BATTLE Thousands gather in Chicago for the funeral rites of several men killed during a clash between steel mill strikers and police later dubbed the Memorial Day Massacre.
STEEL WORKERS STRIKE Hundreds picket steel plants as the Committee for Industrial Organization fights to unionize steel workers across the U.S. Tensions grow to the point one Chicago plant puts up a first aid station for casualties as police arrive on the scene.
NEW WINGS FAIL STUNTMAN - AIRPLANE POV Tommy Thompson tries out a pair of metal wings hoping to soar over Tacoma, Washington but is forced to fall back on his parachute after jumping out of a plane. Airplane passenger POV of the daring stunt and Tommy's plummet to earth.
LITTLE STEEL STRIKE OF 1937 Steel workers in Warren, Ohio take part in the "Little Steel" strike involving several small mills in the Midwest who refuse to sign a union contract. Passenger POVs from a train and an airplane bringing in food and supplies to protestors who refuse to leave the plants. Production continues in some instances but tensions are on the rise.
WAR ADMIRAL WINS 1937 PREAKNESS War Admiral wins the Preakness by a head although it's a close race with Pompoon who tries desperately to pull ahead. Slow-motion replay of the last crucial moments of the race emphasize the struggle between the two champions.
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