The Bisbee Deportations – Today In Southern History

12 July 1917  

On this date in 1917…

Mining company sponsored vigilantes kidnapped and deported more than 1,200 striking miners, their families, and supporters from Bisbee, Arizona. 

Other Years:
  • 1775 – South Carolina militia forces captured Fort Charlotte, South Carolina.
  • 1780 – Patriots forces commanded by Thomas Sumter defeated a Tory force at Williamson’s Plantation in present-day York County, South Carolina.
  • 1862 – Federal troops occupied the Mississippi River port of Helena, Arkansas.
  • 1931 – A major league baseball record for doubles in a single game was set by the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs combined for a total of 23.

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