Daily Archives: July 5, 2015

Pink Floyd headlines Knebworth Pop Festival 40 years ago today (July 5 1975)


Video: 'Pink Floyd - Knebworth 1975 - Unseen Video'

(Saturday, July 5, 1975) — The Knebworth Pop Festival was held today near London, with Pink Floyd as the headliner. Other performers included: Captain Beefheart, Linda Lewis, Monty Python, Steve Miller Band and Roy Harper. Continue reading Pink Floyd headlines Knebworth Pop Festival 40 years ago today (July 5 1975)

FDR signs National Labor Relations Act 80 years ago today (July 5 1935)


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(Friday, July 5, 1935, during the Great Depression) — The National Labor Relations Act of 1935, a foundational statute of U.S. labor law which guarantees basic rights of private sector employees to organize into trade unions, engage in collective bargaining for better terms and conditions at work, and take collective action including strike if necessary was signed today by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

The act also created the National Labor Relations Board, which conducts elections that can require employers to engage in collective bargaining with labor unions (also known as trade unions).