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Fri Jun 11, 2021, 06:49 AM

January 6, 2021 wasn't the first time there was an attack on the Capitol.


The 1954 United States Capitol shooting was an attack on March 1, 1954, by four Puerto Rican nationalists wanting Puerto Rico's independence from US rule. They shot 30 rounds from semi-automatic pistols from the Ladies' Gallery (a balcony for visitors) of the House of Representatives chamber in the United States Capitol.

The nationalists, identified as Lolita Lebrón, Rafael Cancel Miranda, Andres Figueroa Cordero, and Irvin Flores Rodríguez, unfurled a Puerto Rican flag and began shooting at Representatives in the 83rd Congress, who were debating an immigration bill. Five Representatives were wounded, one seriously, but all recovered. The assailants were arrested, tried and convicted in federal court, and given long sentences, effectively life imprisonment. In 1978 and 1979, their sentences were commuted by President Jimmy Carter.[2] All four returned to Puerto Rico.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1954_United_States_Capitol_shooting



Yesterday was the first time in my life I ever heard anything about this.


The podcast I heard about this was
The History Hour (BBC World Service)
“Attack at the US Capitol”
January 16, 2021 (date of the podcast episode)

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Reply January 6, 2021 wasn't the first time there was an attack on the Capitol. (Original post)
raccoon Yesterday OP
Buckeye_Democrat Yesterday #1
raccoon Yesterday #2
katmondoo Yesterday #3
mountain grammy Yesterday #4
LymphocyteLover Yesterday #5
jaxexpat Yesterday #6
LymphocyteLover Yesterday #7
PatSeg Yesterday #8
spanone Yesterday #9
AllaN01Bear Yesterday #10

Response to raccoon (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 07:06 AM

1. Thank you! News to me too!

I read the Wikipedia summary, and I didn't even know about the assassination attempt on Truman in 1950 until reading it!

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Response to Buckeye_Democrat (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 07:11 AM

2. Thanks back atcha! I didn't know about that assassination attempt. Nt

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 07:31 AM

3. I remember the incident now.

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 07:55 AM

4. I remember this

And Carter’s action. He was our last best chance to become a healthy, intelligent country. Instead we got Ronald Reagan.

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 08:23 AM

5. wow, never heard of that. Why did Carter commute their sentences?

their crime seems quite severe and unforgivable.

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Response to LymphocyteLover (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 08:32 AM

6. Celebrating the first Inter-galactic world facts day, we bring you........

Today's world fact:
one man's terrorist is another's freedom fighter

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Response to jaxexpat (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 08:57 AM

7. I can only imagine, but seems like the GOP would've lost their minds and still be talking about it

unless it was a conservative group of terrorists....

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 09:31 AM

8. Whoa, I had no idea

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 09:36 AM

9. The assailants were arrested, tried and convicted in federal court, and given long sentences

I'm all for this ⇧⇧⇧⇧⇧⇧⇧⇧⇧

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