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This Day in Newspaper History: Los Angeles Times is Bombed
The October 1, 1910 early morning attack killed 20 and injured 100.
Via the LA Times Framework blog:
The attack didn’t stop the Oct. 1, 1910, issue of The Times; it was printed at the Los Angeles Herald.
The city of Los Angeles hired private detective William J. Burns to catch the bombers. His work led to the arrest of two brothers, John J. and James B. McNamara — members of the International Assn. of Bridge and Structural Iron Workers union.
Clarence Darrow defended the McNamaras only to lose the case when the brothers changed their pleas in open court to guilty. After the trial, Darrow was twice tried on charges of jury tampering. The first trial ended in acquittal, the second in a hung jury.
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(Source: Future Journalism Project)
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Photograph by AARON SUMMERFIELD for RM AUCTIONS
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