Saturday, March 13, 2010

On March 13

On this day in ...

... 1900 (110 years ago today), though some sources set the date at March 30 of the same year, in France -- la Loi Millerand, named after the Socialist Commerce Minister who later would become France's Premier --limited the working day of women and children to 10 hours, compared with 12 hours for men. In 1906 the law would be followed with another that established a day of rest, and in 1919 with yet another that regulated the work week. (credit for ca. 1898-1900 Paris photograph by Eugène Atget of woman selling poultry)

(Prior March 13 posts are here, here, and here)

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