Daily Archives: February 11, 2017

Defiant Dixie Chicks are big winners at Grammys 10 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 11 2007)


Video: 'Dixie Chicks - Grammy's 07 - Record of the Year'

(Sunday, February 11, 2006, 8:00-11:00 p.m. EST) — After death threats, boycotts and a cold shoulder from the country music establishment over the group’s anti-Bush comments leading up to the Iraq invasion, the Dixie Chicks gained sweet vindication tonight at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards, capturing honors in all five of the categories in which they were nominated including album of the year for Taking the Long Way. Continue reading Defiant Dixie Chicks are big winners at Grammys 10 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 11 2007)

Flint sit-down strike settled 80 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 11 1937)


Video: 'The Great Sit-Down - Yesterday's Witness in America' (Feb. 11, 1937, at 46:22)

(Thursday, February 11, 1937, noon EST) — The six-week-old Flint sit-down strike against General Motors ended today with the company agreeing to recognize the United Automobile Workers (UAW) as the exclusive bargaining representative for GM’s employees who were members of the union for the next six months. Continue reading Flint sit-down strike settled 80 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 11 1937)