The Tribune’s front page on the day itself actually focused far more on a failed communist revolt in Germany, the Spartacist Uprising, and the death of famed revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg. By Jan. 17, 1919, Prohibition in the U.S. was a fait accompli.
Mar 1, 1919 - Barricades manned by occupying Belgian troops on a bridge over the Rhine at Dusseldorf, erected to prevent people from passing over it during the Spartacist uprising in that city #100yearsago
99 years ago today, revolutionary leaders Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht were assassinated by Freikorps, far-right paramilitary groups encouraged by the SPD government, after taking part and leading the Spartacist Uprising. Rest in power!
Karl Liebknecht was a German lawyer, socialist and revolutionary killed by the Freikorps death squad 99 years ago today along with his comrade Rosa Luxemburg after the Spartacist uprising. Today we want to remember his powerful words, that still resonate today.