This Day in History: Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping

 This article describes the events of March 1st, 1932, in regards to the Lindbergh baby kidnapping. This event was quite the media circus of its time and to this day still creates a lot of questions towards the accuracy of evidence gathered and  the trial verdict.

On this day in 1932, in a crime that captured the attention of the entire nation, Charles Lindbergh III, the 20-month-old son of aviation hero Charles Lindbergh, is kidnapped from the family’s new mansion in Hopewell, New Jersey. Lindbergh, who became an international celebrity when he flew the first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927, and his wife Anne discovered a ransom note demanding $50,000 in their son’s empty room. The kidnapper used a ladder to climb up to the open second-floor window and left muddy footprints in the room.

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