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Weather Underground claimed responsibility for Capitol bomb – Chicago Tribune

Today’s Highlight in History:

On March 1, 1971, a bomb exploded in the men’s restroom at the U.S. Capitol; Radical group Weather Underground claimed responsibility for the pre-dawn explosion.

Page is the first page of a letter obtained by the AP from Washington, D.C., on March 2, 1971, signed by the Weather Underground, claiming responsibility for the March 1 bombing of the U.S. Capitol. The letter was postmarked Elizabeth, NJ (AP Photo)

On this date:

Escaping from exile on Elba in 1815, Napoleon arrived in Cannes, France, and set out for Paris to begin his “Hundred Days” reign.

In 1867, Nebraska became the 37th state when President Andrew Johnson signed a proclamation.

In 1893, inventor Nikola Tesla first used radio in St. He publicly demonstrated it by transmitting electromagnetic energy wirelessly at a meeting of the National Electric Light Association in St. Louis.

In 1932, Charles and Anne Lindbergh’s 20-month-old son, Charles A. Lindbergh Jr., was abducted from the family home near Hopewell, New Jersey. (Remains identified as those of the child were found the following May.)

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In 1954, four Puerto Rican nationalists opened fire from the audience gallery of the U.S. House of Representatives, wounding five members of Congress.

In 1966, the Soviet space probe Venera 3 crashed into the surface of Venus, becoming the first spacecraft to reach another planet; however, Venera was unable to transmit any data because its communications system malfunctioned.

In 1974, seven people, including former Nixon White House aides H.R. Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman, former Attorney General John Mitchell, and former deputy Attorney General Robert Mardian, were indicted on charges of conspiracy to obstruct justice in connection with the Watergate break-in. . (These four defendants were convicted in January 1975, but Mardian’s conviction was later reversed.)

In 2005, church-going family man Dennis Rader, accused of leading a double life as the BTK serial killer, was charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder in Wichita, Kansas. (Rader later pleaded guilty and received multiple life sentences.)

Jay Leno returned as host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show” in 2010.

In 2012, online publisher and conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart died in Los Angeles at the age of 43.

In 2015, tens of thousands of people marched in Moscow in honor of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead on February 27.

The first confirmed case of coronavirus in 2020 was seen in New York City, a woman in her late 30s caught the virus while traveling in Iran, state officials said. The virus had been circulating undetected in the Seattle area for weeks, health officials in Washington state said at the time, announcing what was believed to be the second U.S. death from the coronavirus.

Vernon Jordan, who rose from humble beginnings in the segregated South to become a champion of civil rights and then reinvent himself as a Washington insider, died in 2021 at the age of 85.

In his first State of the Union address of 2022, President Joe Biden aimed to rally the American people to cover the costs of supporting Ukraine’s fight to fend off a massive Russian invasion.

Today’s birthdays: Rock singer Mike D’Abo (Manfred Mann) is 80 years old. Former Sen. John Breaux, D-La. He is 80 years old. Rock singer Roger Daltrey is 80 years old. Actor Dirk Benedict is 79 years old. Actor-director Ron Howard is 70, Country singer Janis Oliver (Sweethearts of the Rodeo) is 70, Actor Catherine Bach is 69, Actor Tim Daly is 68, Singer-musician Jon Carroll is 67, Rock musician Bill Leen is 62, Actor Bryan Batt is 61. Actor Maurice Benard Actor Russell Wong is 61. Actor Chris Eigeman is 59. Actor George Eads is 57. Actor Javier Bardem is 55. Actor Jack Davenport is 51. Rock musician Ryan Peake (Nickelback) is 51. Actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar is 50 years old. Singer Tate Stevens is 49, Actor Jensen Ackles is 46, TV host Donovan Patton is 46, Actor Joe Tippett is 42, Actor Lupita Nyong’o is 41, Pop singer Kesha (formerly Ke$ha) is 37, R&B singer Sammie is 37. Pop singer Justin Bieber is 30. years old.

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