Jun 19,1953- Rosenbergs Executed
On this day in 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were convicted of conspiring to pass U.S. atomic secrets to the Soviets, are executed at Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, New York.
George Grosz
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Pete Seeger
Nick Vegas is back with Mark Doddy on the optigon.
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Feb 17, 2007 ... As usual, Pete gets the whole audience to sing along.
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Maximilian Cohen
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Shaemas O'Sheel
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Irving Kaufman
Irving Robert Kaufman (June 24, 1910 – February 1, 1992) was a federal judge in the United States. He is best remembered for imposing the controversial death sentences on Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.<...
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Bill Mardo
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Bertram Wolfe
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Robert Treuhaft
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Gloria La Riva
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Paul Mattick
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Ben Gold
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Shirley Graham Du Bois
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