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Police Raid Symbionese Liberation Army Headquarters

The Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) was an American terrorist group responsible for various bank robberies, murders, and acts of violence between 1973 and 1975. The group is perhaps best known for kidnapping 19-year-old media heiress Patty Hearst, who later became a member of the SLA—a decision experts attribute to a psychological condition known as Stockholm syndrome—and participated in their heists. What happened to Hearst after police raided SLA headquarters in 1974, killing several members?




Alternately known as fisticuffs, bare-knuckle boxing is the original form of boxing and involves two combatants fighting without gloves or padding on their hands. Though closely related to ancient combat sports, it differs from street fighting in that there are specific rules that participants must observe, such as not striking an opponent who is already down. John L. Sullivan, who won a 75-round match in 1889, was one of the last great bare-knuckle boxers. Who are some other notable pugilists?

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Maureen O'Sullivan

Maureen O'Sullivan's acting career began when she met motion picture director Frank Borzage, who suggested that she take a screen test and then cast her in the film Song o' My Heart. She went on to appear in a number of movies for several studios before being chosen to play Tarzan's love interest, Jane Parker, in Tarzan the Ape Man and five other Tarzan features. O'Sullivan is now widely considered Ireland's first film star. In what other film did she play a character named Jane?

Last updated on Monday, 17th May 2010

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