1867 - Mexican Emperor Maximillian was executed.
1953 - Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed at Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, NY. They had been convicted of conspiring to pass U.S. atomic secrets to the Soviet Union.
1976 - During three days of violence, black student protestors were massacred in Soweto, South Africa.
2001 - There is nothing listed on this date...at this time.
1986 - University of Maryland basketball star Len Bias died of a cocaine-induced seizure.
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