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This Day in Commonwealth Club History, July 2, 2014

Jul 2, 2014 @ 8:21 AM
This Day in Commonwealth Club History, July 2, 2014

This day in Commonwealth Club history: Outspoken labor leader Samuel Gompers discussed "The Way Out" in his July 2, 1920, speech to The Commonwealth Club of California.
Gompers was the founder of the AFL, which he led until his death in 1924.

This Day in Commonwealth Club History, June 18, 2014

Jun 18, 2014 @ 3:44 PM

This day in Commonwealth Club history: British economist William H. Beveridge spoke of "The Foundations of Security: The Beveridge Plan" in a June 18, 1943, speech to The Commonwealth Club of California. Read more »

Today in Commonwealth Club history: June 17

Jun 17, 2014 @ 2:34 PM

Today in Commonwealth Club history: "The Russian Government and the American Passport" was the title of the speech delivered to The Commonwealth Club of California on June 17, 1911.

Today in Commonwealth Club history: June 5

Jun 5, 2014 @ 1:28 PM

Toyohiko Kagawa

Today in Commonwealth Club of California? history: Japanese peace activist and social reformer Toyohiko Kagawa discussed his work with the poor in a June 5, 1935, speech titled "Up from the Slums of Japan."

For more on Kagawa and his postwar work in Japan, see Wikipedia.

This Day in Commonwealth Club History: The Role of the Female Entrepreneur

Apr 21, 2014 @ 2:54 PM

In 1993, when Shelia Cook gave her April 21st talk on “The Role of the Female Entrepreneur,” the presence of woman-owned enterprise in the U.S. economy was growing quickly (link upens up a PDF), and today women still start businesses at a rate higher than the national average (link opens up PDF). Read more »

This Day in Commonwealth Club History: Henry Kissinger

Apr 16, 2014 @ 3:40 PM

On April 16, 1984, as Henry Kissinger spoke to the Club about a bipartisan report on Central America he chaired, rowdy demonstrators gathered both outside and inside the meet Read more »

This Day in Commonwealth Club History: Estes Kefauver

Apr 9, 2014 @ 3:44 PM

This day in Commonwealth Club history: Senator Estes Kefauver (D-Tenn.) discussed "Issues of the Election" in his April 9, 1952, speech to The Commonwealth Club of California. Kefauver would himself be heavily involved in the national election a few years later when he was chosen as the vice presidential candidate in Adlai Stevenson's ill-fated bid for the White House.

This Day in Commonwealth Club History: Frank E. Hinckley

Apr 8, 2014 @ 10:48 AM

This day in Commonwealth Club history: Frank E. Hinckley discussed "Eight Years in China" in his April 8, 1916, speech to The Commonwealth Club of California?.

This Day in Commonwealth Club History: William J. Casey

Apr 3, 2014 @ 2:06 PM

This day in Commonwealth Club history: CIA Director William J. Casey discussed "Silicon Valley: The Secret Soviet Penetration" in his April 3, 1984, speech to The Commonwealth Club of California.

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