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IWW Official Lynched After Shots Are Fired at Armistice Day Parade

November 12, 2009 |  4:00 am

 Nov. 12, 1919

Nov. 12, 1919, Centralia, Wash.
Nov. 12, 1919: An AP dispatch says a mob in Centralia, Wash., hanged an IWW official –originally believed to be Britt Smith and later identified as Wesley Everest – for allegedly being one of the union members who fired on an Armistice Day parade and killed a former serviceman in the resulting riot. Three other men were killed and two more were wounded, the AP said.