4/30/13

Paris Commune Falls, Lod Airport Massacre, Tomás Borge

On this day: May 30
The Paris Commune falls (1871)

In Tel Aviv members of the Japanese Red Army carry out the Lod Airport Massacre, killing 24 people and injuring 78 others (1972)

Tiananmen Square protests of 1989: the 33-foot high "Goddess of Democracy" statue is unveiled by student demonstrators (1989)

U.S. media release graphic photos of American soldiers humiliating Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison (2004)

b: Mikhail Bakunin (1814), Georg von Küchler (1881); d: Georgi Plekhanov (1918), Tomás Borge (2012)

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