Émile Henry Dead, Loeb & Leopold Go Nietzsche, Al Franken Born

On This Progressive 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 and self-styled "Nietzschean supermen" Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold, Jr. murder 14-year-old Bobby Franks (1924)

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

Former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi is assassinated by a female suicide bomber near Madras (1991)

The al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula-affiliated Ansar al-Sharia commits the Sana'a (Yemen) bombing, killing 120 people (2012)

b: Léon Bourgeois (1851), Armand Hammer (1898), Al Franken (1951); d: Émile Henry (1894), Rajiv Gandhi (1991), Les Aspin (1995), Erich Mielke (2000)

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