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Sep 12, Actress Katharine Hepburn (b.1907) made her stage debut in “The Czarina.”


Sep 12, In San Antonio, Texas, Rodolfo Rodriguez (72), his wife Virginia (62) and Paula Moran (90), a former nanny, were fatally stabbed in a robbery that netted about $300. A grand-nephew of the couple later implicated himself, his brother and Arnold Prieto. In Jan 21, 2015, Prieto (41) was executed for his role in the killings.


Sep 12, In Taiwan a five-year-old girl’s remains were found in a drain outside a toilet at the Air Force Command headquarters in Taipei. In 1997 Taiwanese soldier Chiang Kuo-ching was found guilty of rape and murder and executed by firing squad. A task force found that Chiang had masturbated in the toilet and some drops of his semen fell onto the tissue. He had been tortured into confessing, but was not the murderer. Chiang Kuo-ching was posthumously acquitted by a military court in September, 2011, followed by a ruling that his family be paid Tw$131.85 million ($4.4 million) in compensation. A court in November launched legal action to bar former minister Chen Chao-min and seven other ex-military officers involved in the case from transferring their assets.


Sep 12, An Israeli woman was killed by a Palestinian shooting ambush in the West Bank.


Sep 12, Joan Valerie Bondurant, former spy and UC prof. of political science, died in Tucson, Az. She had translated documents for the CIA in India where she met Gandhi and grew fascinated by satyagraha, a thesis of nonviolent resistance. Her books included “Conquest of Violence: The Gandhian Philosophy of Conflict” (1958).

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