01/05 – Ford’s 8-Hour Day

A Ford assembly line during the early 20th century. (Focus.de) On this day in 1914, workers at the American Ford Motor Company - famed for producing the Model T car and revolutionizing automobile production - began working 8-hour days and receiving a $5 daily salary. At the orders of founder Henry Ford, Ford workers were…

12/24 – The Christmas Truce

A "Boche" and "Tommy" share a cigarette at a POW camp during the later years of the war. "Fraternisation" like this was generally discouraged by higher command after the 1914 Christmas Truce. (Reddit) On Christmas Eve of 1914, nearly 100,000 soldiers on both sides laid down their arms in a series of informal ceasefires along…