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Subject: Archive: On Nov. 27, 1978, SF Mayor George Moscone & Supervisor Harvey Milk are gunned down


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The killer: Ex- Supervisor Dan White
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Date Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 06:15:14pm

The Moscone–Milk assassinations were the killings of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk, who were shot and killed in San Francisco City Hall by former Supervisor Dan White on November 27, 1978. White was angry that Moscone had refused to reappoint him to his seat on the Board of Supervisors, from which he had just resigned, and that Milk had lobbied heavily against his reappointment. These events helped bring national notice to then–Board President Dianne Feinstein, who became the first female mayor of San Francisco and eventually U.S. Senator for California.

White was subsequently convicted of voluntary manslaughter, rather than first-degree murder. The verdict sparked the "White Night riots" in San Francisco, and led to the state of California abolishing the diminished capacity criminal defense. It also led to the urban legend of the "Twinkie defense", as many media reports had incorrectly described the defense as having attributed White's diminished capacity to the effects of sugar-laden junk food. White committed suicide in 1985, a little more than a year after his release from prison.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscone%E2%80%93Milk_assassinations

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My cousin Nellie is buried next to Mayor Moscone. Her husband died a week after Moscone, and Nellie actually died in 1989, now buried next to the slain mayor. (NT)Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, CA.Tuesday, November 27, 09:36:54pm
The 49ers hosted the Steelers that night (NT)Monday Night FootballWednesday, November 28, 08:22:35pm


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