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1917 - Mata Hari Executed for Being a Spy

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Mata Hari Executed for Being a Spy (1917): Mata Hari was a Dutch exotic dancer whose frequent border crossings and international companions caused the French to suspect her of spying. She was arrested on February 13, 1917. Early in the morning of October 15, 1917, Mata Hari was led from her cell in the Saint-Lazare prison and driven to the Caserne de Vincennes. After requesting to not be blindfolded, Mata Hari was executed by a 12-man firing squad.

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