10/8/13

Gus Hall Born, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara Captured, Days of Rage

On this day: October 8
In the Argonne Forest in France, U.S. Corporal Alvin C. York almost single-handedly kills 25 German soldiers and captures 132 (1918)

Germany annexes Western Poland (1939)

Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia (1967)

The opening rally of the Days of Rage occurs, organized by the Weather Underground in Chicago (1969)

Aboard the Achille Lauro, Palestine Liberation Organization terrorist hijackers execute retired businessman Leon Klinghoffer and throw his body into the Mediterranean Sea (1985)

b: Karl Harrer (1890), Juan PerĂ³n (1895), Gus Hall (1910); d: Wendell Willkie (1944), Clement Attlee (1967), Leon Klinghoffer (1985)

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