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

6 thoughts on “this day in crime history: august 23, 1927

  1. John D.:
    They did make TWO films about this.
    The 1971 movie was an Italian flick, while the 2006 film was more like a bunch of interviews.

    And the scary part is that HOWARD ZINN is interviewed – he’s the “revisionist” historian of the bunch.
    (google him up and see how his history book is full of omissions (conveniently placed).
    I do like Studs Terkel, though.

    Good call.

    Stay safe out there.


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