5/21/12

Émile Henry, Loeb & Leopold, Al Franken

On this day: May 21
French troops invade the Paris Commune and engage its residents in street fighting; by the close of "Bloody Week" some 20,000 communards have been killed and 38,000 arrested (1871)

University of Chicago students Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold, Jr. murder 14-year-old Bobby Franks in a "thrill killing" (1924)

Irish Republican hunger strikers Raymond McCreesh and Patsy O’Hara both die on hunger strike in Maze prison (1981)

b: Léon Bourgeois (1851), Armand Hammer (1898), Al Franken (1951); d: Émile Henry (1894), Erich Mielke (2000)


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