Today in History - August 24

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Saturday, Aug 24 2013 by

1944 – Frenchman Emile Jacob, the Portuguese Avelino de Queiros and the Polak Stephane Starawscki, members of the French Forces of the Interior, were killed in combat with a German convoy.

War Memorial FFI Chidrac (StreetView)
War Memorial FFI Chidrac

1970 – The Sterling Hall Bombing took place on the University of Wisconsin–Madison by four young people protested against the University’s research connections with the US military during the Vietnam War. It resulted in the death of a university physics researcher and injuries to three others.

Sterling Hall bombing (StreetView)
Sterling Hall bombing