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List of Persons Present at the Execution of Giuseppe Zangara at the Florida State Prison, 1933

List of Persons Present at the Execution of Giuseppe Zangara at the Florida State Prison, 1933

Date
1933-03-20
Description
List of witnesses present at the execution of Giuseppe Zangara by electrocution on March 20, 1933 at 9:15 a.m. at Florida State Prison in Raiford. On February 15, 1933, Zangara attempted to assassinate President-elect Franklin Delano Roosevelt as he gave a speech from the back of an open car in the Bayfront Park area of the city. He fired a total of five shots and wounded five people, including Chicago mayor Anton Cermak, who was standing on the running board of Roosevelt's car during the President-elect's speech. Zangara pleaded guilty to four counts of attempted murder and was sentenced to spend 80 years in prison. Following the death of Anton Cermak and another victim, Mabel Gill, Zangara was indicted for murder and sentenced to death.
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s2178_v001_x01List of Persons Present at the Execution of Giuseppe Zangara at the Florida State Prison, 1933TextAssassins
Assassinations
Executions and executioners
Capital punishment
Correctional institutions
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