August 25 - 1967 - The Murder of George Lincoln Rockwell
George Lincoln Rockwell created the American Nazi Party after a very successful military career and a less succesful advertising and publishing career. Rockwell's American Nazi Party was the first post-World War II group to openly ape the ideas and aesthetics of Adolph Hitler's original Nazi Party. Rockwell was also a master of publicity due to a genial affect and a keen ability to pick moments and statements that would most inflame the public. He opposed Martin Luther King as a puppet for Jewish Communists, sought out cameras during a Supreme Court case, and continued to make inflammatory statements throughout the 1960s. But behind the scenes, he tried to shove out his associate John Patler for "Bolshevik leanings," and Patler decided to shoot Rockwell.