Adolf Eichmann sentenced to death in Israel

On December 15, 1961, former-Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann sentenced to death in Jerusalem, Israel. Known as the "architect of the Holocaust", Eichmann escaped to Argentina after World War II, until he was captured there by Israeli agents in 1960.

Learn more about the trial of Adolf Eichmann from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Debs sentenced for leadership of Pullman strike

On December 15, 1894, US labor leader and socialist Eugene V. Debs was sentenced to six months imprisonment for his leadership of the Pullman railroad strike.

Read a review of David Jay Papke, The Pullman Case: The Clash of Law and Capital in Industrial America (1998). Listen to brief remarks by Eugene V. Debs recorded in 1904. Visit the website of the Eugene V. Debs Foundation and tour the Debs House.

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