October 17th, 2011

This Day in History October 17th

This Day in History October 17th, 1970

The FLQ Crisis continues

Pierre LaPorte Killed by FLQ

 Chronology of the day: 6:18 pm - Front de libération du Québec Chénier cell strangle Pierre Laporte 1921-1970; 7:30 pm - FLQ announce the ‘execution’ of Laporte; 10:00 pm - Quebec government issue communiqué deploring the action; 10:30 pm - St-Hubert Airport security reports suspicious Chevrolet sedan parked beside a hangar; 11:15 pm - police arrive at St-Hubert Airport and start checking the car for signs of a bomb; 12;15 am - police open the trunk and discover a body, apparently Laporte’s, strangled with the chain of a religious medal; 2:45 am - Pierre Laporte’s body positively identified; Quebec Labour Minister was kidnapped by the FLQ Oct. 10.