Anti-war French Socialist leader Jean Jaurès assassinated while dining 100 years ago tonight (July 31 1914)


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(Friday, July 31, 1914; during World War I) — Jean Leon Jaures, the French Socialist leader who tried to prevent the First World War, was assassinated tonight in a Parisian café, Le Croissant, 146 rue Montmartre, by Raoul Villain, a 29-year-old French nationalist.

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