Fascists Kill Matteotti, Reinhard Heydrich Avenged, Eliot Spitzer Born

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U.S. Marines land on the island of Cuba (1898)

Fascists kidnap and kill Italian socialist leader Giacomo Matteotti in Rome (1924)

Italy declares war on France and the United Kingdom; Canada declares war on Italy (1940)

National Socialist German Workers Party "Nazis" burn the Czech village of Lidice in reprisal for the killing of Reinhard Heydrich (1942)

John Paul Getty III, grandson of billionaire J. Paul Getty, is kidnapped in Rome, Italy (1973)

b: Robert Maxwell (1923), John Edwards (1953), Eliot Spitzer (1959); d: Marcus Garvey (1940), Lewis B. Schwellenbach (1948), Hafez al-Assad (2000)

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