Day 1000

Lynch/Socha memorial plaque

September 25th, 2014

On July 4, 1940, as Britain battled Nazi Germany overseas, a ticking canvas bag was found in the British Pavilion at the New York World's Fair. Detectives Joseph Lynch and Ferdinand Socha of the NYPD bomb squad were called in to examine it; shortly after they determined it was a real bomb, it exploded and killed them. The identity and motivation of the bomber(s) remain a mystery to this day. (Here's a closer look at the plaque.)

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