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The 1919 Bombing of Judge Nott's Home
A bomb was placed on the stoop Judge Charles Nott's home on E. 61st Street at almost 1am when it exploded prematurely. "A man and a woman were blown to pieces," read the Times lede
, including a night watchman, and the front of the first and second stories were torn out. ("Scarcely a window in the block between Lexington and Third Avenues escaped the force of the concussion.") Nott was away in Connecticut; his wife was asleep on the fourth floor and survived. The bomb was one of eight set off around the country that night by Galleanists, anarchists; Nott was one of several judges targeted for sentencing anarchists to prison.