1953.06.19: Protest Against Rosenberg Execution

“June 19, 1953. At around 8 p.m. the U.S. government sent Julius and Ethel Rosenberg to the electric chair at Sing Sing prison. Thousands demonstrated around the world demanding a last minute stay. It would become the most controversial death sentence in U.S. history.”
http://bit.ly/14uTQZB

“Supporters made last-minute attempts to save their lives, with almost 10,000 turning out for a vigil on the day their execution was scheduled to take place. Unfortunately, it was too little, too late. Despite nine appeals to the Supreme Court, clemency requests to Presidents Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower, and a last-minute stay by Supreme Court Justice William Douglas, the Rosenbergs were executed on June 19, 1953–their 14th wedding anniversary.”
http://bit.ly/10BXpsX

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