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MASSACRE BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1972

Today in History: Munich Massacre | WNYC News | WNYC

During the 1972 Summer Olympics at Munich, in the early morning
of September 5, a group of Palestinian terrorists stormed the
Olympic Village apartment of the Israeli athletes, killing two and
taking nine others hostage. The terrorists were part of a group
known as Black September, in return for the release of the hostages,
they demanded that
Israel release over 230 Arab prisoners being held
in Israeli jails and two German terrorists. In an ensuing shootout at the
Munich airport, the nine Israeli hostages were killed along with five
terrorists and one West German policeman. Olympic competition
was suspended for 24 hours to hold memorial services for the
slain athletes.

 

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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TIM MAGUIRE

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Charles (Chuck) Edward Anderson Berry
(October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017)

Chuck Berry was a singer and songwriter, and one
of the pioneers of rock and roll music. With songs
such as "Maybellene" (1955), "Roll Over Beethoven"
(1956), "Rock and Roll Music" (1957) and "Johnny B.
Goode
" (1958), Berry refined and developed rhythm
and blues
into the major elements that made rock
and roll distinctive. Writing lyrics that focused on
teen life and consumerism, and developing a music
style that included guitar solos and showmanship,
Berry was a major influence on subsequent rock
music. He was among the first musicians to be
inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on
its opening in 1986.

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Chuck Berry doing his famous ‘duck walk’.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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A Black September terrorist looks from the balcony of an apartment where Israeli Olympic team members are held hostage.

The Munich massacre on this day in 1972 was an attack during the 1972
Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, in which the Palestinian
terrorist group Black September took eleven Israeli Olympic team
members hostage and killed them along with a West German police
officer.

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MIKE GRACIA

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On August 1, 1966, after stabbing his mother and his wife to death
the night before,
Charles Whitman,(above) a former Marine, took
rifles and other weapons to the observation deck atop the
Main
Building tower
 at the University of Texas at Austin, then opened
fire indiscriminately
on persons on the surrounding campus and
streets. Over the next 96
minutes he shot and killed 16 people
(including one unborn child)
and injured 31 others; a final victim
died in 2001 from the lingering effects of his wounds. The incident
ended when a policeman and a
civilian reached Whitman and shot
him dead. The attack was the deadliest
mass shooting by a lone
gunman in U.S. history
until it was surpassed 18 years later by the
San Ysidro McDonald’s massacre.

 

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The
University of Texas at Austin Tower, Austin, Texas.

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