11/11/12

Haymarket Anarchists, Alger Hiss, Yasser Arafat

On this day: November 11
Anarchist Haymarket Martyrs August Spies, Albert Parsons, Adolph Fischer and George Engel are executed (1887)

In a propaganda ceremony in Phnom Penh, three American prisoners of war are released by the Viet Cong and turned over to "new left" antiwar activist Tom Hayden (1967)

b: Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821), Victor Emmanuel III (1869), Gaetano Bresci (1869), Alger Hiss (1904), Daniel Ortega (1945); d: Typhoid Mary (1938), Yasser Arafat (2004), Dhanpat Rai Nahar (2009)

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