It Happened On #42

It Happened On time again

It happened on November 9 1965…Roger Allen LaPorte, a 22-year-old member of the Catholic Worker movement, immolates himself in front of the United Nations headquarters in New York. Before dying the next day, LaPorte declared, “I’m against wars, all wars. I did this as a religious act.” LaPorte’s act of protest followed that of Norman Morrison, a 32-year-old Quaker from Baltimore, who immolated himself in front of the Pentagon on November 2. LaPort was protesting against the Vietnam War

Also on November 9 1888, Jack the Ripper killed his last victim, Mary Jane Kelly

Immolate means to sacrifice especially by burning. LaPoint set himself on fire. I didn’t know what “immolate” meant until I looked it up


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