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Today in History: 23 May 1945


Germany: Heinrich Himmler Committed Suicide

On this day in 1945, Heinrich Luitpold Himmler committed suicide, thereby avoiding war crimes prosecution following Nazi Germany’s defeat in World War II. He had been arrested the previous day by British forces. He was one of the main leaders of Nazi Germany and oversaw many of the vile projects that the Nazis enforced throughout their conquered lands, including that of the Holocaust.

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinrich_Himmler

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Article: Plan to Kill JFK


The link below is to an article concerning a plan to kill US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy in 1960. Richard Paul Pavlick planned a suicide bombing of the then President-Elect, however he was arrested before being able to carry out his plan.

For more, visit:
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/123449


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