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23 Wall Street

On a wall of the J.P. Morgan & Co. building, just across from the Stock Exchange, you can see the scars from a terrible event. A bomb was detonated just before noon on September 16, 1920. It was probably left by an anarchist, this note was found just before the 100 pounds of dynamite exploded:

"Remember we will not tolerate any longer. Free the political prisoners or it will be sure death for all ofyou. American Anarchists Fighters."

It was a gruesome scene, 33 died, about 400 wounded. Despite an extensive investigation, nobody was ever charged with the crime.




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