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Beeswax Vinyl Daily August 17, 2023

Non-Musical history for today: 1915 – Jewish American Leo Frank was lynched in Marietta, Georgia after his death sentence was commuted by Governor John Slaton. Frank was a factory superintendent who was convicted in 1913 of the murder of a 13-year-old employee, Mary Phagan, in Atlanta. His trial, conviction, and appeals attracted national attention. When Governor Slaton commuted his sentence, a mob kidnapped him and lynched him. It brought a lot of recognition to antisemitism and racism. Turns out, he probably didn’t do the murder. It was most likely a man named Jim Conley.

Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for August 17.

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