March 20

1976Patricia Hearst, granddaughter of the publishing magnate, William Randolph Hearst, was convicted of armed robbery. She was kidnapped two years earlier and abducted by a terrorist group known as the Symbionese Liberation Army. As time passed, she became supportive of their cause, and took part in their illegal activities. Hearst’s sentence was commuted by President Jimmy Carter, and she was fully pardoned by …

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