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On this day, September 9, in 1971 over one thousand prisoners at the state prison in Attica, NY started a riot that would last four days. The riot began with the killing of a corrections officer, then the rioters took about 40 prison employees hostage. Inmates actually seized control of the maximum security facility.
On this day, September 2, in 1885, white miners working for the Union Pacific coal mine in Rock Springs, Wyoming, rioted and attacked their Chinese coworkers, killing 28, wounding 15 others, and driving several hundred more out of town. Seventy-nine homes of the Chinese workers were burned to the ground.