8/17/12

Marcus Garvey, Moisei Uritsky, Animal Farm

On this day: August 17
Bolshevik revolutionary leader Moisei Uritsky is assassinated (1918)

Animal Farm by George Orwell is first published (1945)

East German border guards kill 18-year-old Peter Fechter as he attempts to cross the Berlin Wall into West Berlin becoming one of the first victims of the wall (1962)

b: Marcus Garvey (1887), Harry Hopkins (1890), Jiang Zemin (1927), Sean Penn (1960); d: Rudolf Hess (1987)


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