Saturday, September 3, 2011

On September 3

On this day in ...
... 1971 (40 years ago today), former Argentinian President Juan Domingo Perón, exiled in Madrid, Spain, since, received the mutilated body of Evita Perón, his 2d wife, who'd been 1st Lady of Argentina until her death from cancer in 1952, at age 33. (Prior post) Military officers who seized power in 1955 had hidden the body, which, before his exile, Perón had embalmed and intended to put on public display, much as Lenin's body once was displayed in Moscow. (credit for 1954 photo of embalmer with the mummified body)

(Prior September posts are here, here, here, and here.)

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