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August 15, 1936

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 15, 1936

* Rainey Bethea Hanged: last public execution in the U.S.
* Olympic basketball debuts
* Leon Trotsky

This 30 page newspaper has one column headlines on the back page (page 30) that include: "10,000 SEE HANGING OF KENTUCKY NEGRO" "Woman Sheriff Avoids Public Appearance as Ex-Policeman Springs Trap" "CROWD JEERS AT CULPRIT" and more. (see) 1st report coverage on the very last public execution in the United States.
Other news of the day throughout including the very 1st Olympic basketball gold medal game in Olympics history. (see) Also a page 2 report headed: "Plot By Trotsky Surprises Norway" which includes a photo headed: "Accused As Anti-Soviet Plotters" captioned: "Leon Trosky" (see).
Complete, minor spine wear, nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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