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May 31, 1962

Eichmann executed in Israel

Adolf Eichmann, the architect of the Nazi holocaust, is hanged in Israel for his crimes against humanity. During World War II, Adolf Hitler enlisted Eichmann to carry out his "final solution to the Jewish question"--the extermination of millions of Jews in Nazi death camps. Eichmann did so with horr...

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May 31, 1057

Lady Godiva Rides Naked Through Coventry

In perhaps the sauciest tax protest in history, Lady Godiva rode naked through the streets of Coventry, England on this day in 1057. Known as a woman of considerable beauty and deep generosity, Lady Godiva was married to Lord Leofric, a powerful ruler of considerably less benevolence. Unsymp...

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