Joe Hill

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Birthday
7, 1879
Birthplace
Sweden
Death Date
Nov 19, 1915 (36)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
7, 1879
Birthplace
Sweden
Death Date
Nov 19, 1915 (36)

About

Singing labor activist with the radical International Workers of the World who was convicted of murder in a controversial trial.

Before Fame

He composed songs like The Preacher and the Slave and The Tramp with the IWW, using them to organize camp laborers.

Trivia

He showed up to a local doctor with a gunshot wound the same day a store owner and his son were shot dead. His red bandana linked him to the crime.

Family Life

He was born in Gävle, Sweden.

Associated With

His story inspired the song Joe Hill, performed later by Pete Seeger among others.