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Today in History: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg

Friday, June 19, 2009

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, separated by heavy wire screen as they leave U.S. Court House after being found guilty by jury.

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, separated by heavy wire screen as they leave U.S. Court House after being found guilty by jury.

On June 19, 1953, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg died in the electric chair at Sing Sing prison, after being convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage. The Rosenbergs were accused of passing on atomic secrets to the Soviets.

Thanks to WNYC Archivist Andy Lanset

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