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Aug
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this day in crime history: august 23, 1927

On this date in 1927, Ferdinando Nicola Sacco (above right) and Bartolomeo Vanzetti (above left) were executed in the Massachusetts electric chair for an armed robbery that resulted in the deaths of a paymaster and a security guard. Controversy still rages to this day as to the guilt of the men, but their convictions have yet to be overturned.

Further reading:

The Sacco-Vanzetti Case

Wikipedia – Sacco and Vanzetti

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4 Responses to “this day in crime history: august 23, 1927”


  1. August 25, 2014 at 11:50 am

    John D.:
    Ah, yes…Sacco & Vanzetti…good Bronson movie, too (however changed about for the screen).
    Shame we never found out what the motive could have been.
    Their back-stories might shed some light on it…IF it led to a reason for the robbery.

    Stay safe out there.


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