20 March 2016

Zangara Executed

20 March 1933  

On this date in 1933...

Italian immigrant Giuseppe Zangara was executed in Florida's electric chair for killing Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak and shooting four others in an attempt to assassinate President Franklin D. Roosevelt at an event in Miami.

Other Years:

  • 1699 - While explorating up the Mississippi River, French explorer Lemoyne d'Iberville visited the village of the Houma Indians.
  • 1864 - Eight hundred Navajo, mostly women, children and old men began the 300 mile “Long Walk” to Fort Sumner and the Bosque Redondo Reservation, in New Mexico. More than a hundred died in a snow storm before reaching the reservation.
  • 1868 – The James-Younger Gang was blamed for a bank robbery in Russelville, Kentucky that netted $14,000.

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