1850 – He was born on the 26th day of January in London, England.
1867 - He married Sophia Julian and became a naturalized citizen of the United States.
1881 - He helped found the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions as a coalition of like-minded unions.
1905 - His insistence against political affiliation and radicalism in the AFL, combined with the AFL's tendency to cater to skilled labor over unskilled, led indirectly to the formation of the Industrial Workers of the World organization.
1907 - He formed alliances with the Democratic Party at the local, state, and national levels.
1911 - He was nearly jailed for publishing, with John Mitchell, a boycott list, but the Supreme Court of the United States.
1919 - He was an attendee at the Paris Peace Conference as a labor advisor.
1924 – He died on the 13th day of December this year in San Antonio, Texas.
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