Saturday, September 23, 2023
- Mildred Gillars, known as "Axis Sally", pled innocent to charges of treason. She ended up serving 12 years for being a Nazi wartime radio propagandist.
- The trial began for the "Chicago Eight," who were accused of inciting riots at the 1968 Democratic national convention.
- Patricia Hearst was sentenced to 7 years in prison for her role in a 1974 bank robbery. An executive clemency order from U.S. President Jimmy Carter set her free after only 22 months.
- Jack Mann, a British hostage, was set free by Lebanese kidnappers. He had been held captive for more than two years.
- Ten Haitians were killed when a firefight erupted between U.S.
Marines and a group of armed Haitians in Cap-Haitian.
- The USS Crommelin
stopped the fishing boat San Jose. The Coast Guard team found 26,000 pounds of cocaine.
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