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The Untold History of Earth Day

By Brian | April 22, 2009 | Share on Facebook

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Today is Earth Day, a holiday created to honor the planet and to raise the consciousness of man’s effect on the environment. Philadelphia has a very strong tie to this day. One of its native sons, Ira Einhorn, was a co-founder of the environmentalist jubilee.

But Mr. Einhorn has another line on his resume. In addition to being a environmental guru, he is the Unicorn Killer.

While a student at the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Einhorn dated a Bryn Mawr College graduate by the name of Holly Maddux. When the affair ended in 1977, Mr. Einhorn went into a jealous rage and murdered her.

He concealed his crime for 18 months by stuffing Ms. Maddux’s body in a trunk that he kept in his apartment. The foul odor of the decomposing corpse coming from Mr. Einhorn’s Powelton Village apartment caused neighbors to complain. In 1979, police found the trunk stored in a closet in Mr. Einhorn’s apartment.

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4 Responses to “The Untold History of Earth Day”

  1. Michael Weinmayr says at April 23rd, 2009 at 9:15 am :
    Hmmm…. and? We shouldn’t have Earth Day, because one of the guys who founded it was a murdering @sshole? Or is there some other conclusion to be drawn from this linked story?

  2. Brian says at April 23rd, 2009 at 3:45 pm :
    No conclusion. Just an interesting piece of trivia.

    You know what they say, “Sometimes a blog post is only a blog post.

  3. Jeff Porten says at April 24th, 2009 at 6:53 pm :
    This is the first you’ve heard of Einhorn?

    Anyway, while it’s true that he was a radical leftist, the idea that he co-founded Earth Day really didn’t pass my smell test. So, after 30 seconds of research:


  4. Brian says at April 24th, 2009 at 8:54 pm :
    Holy Crap! Nice catch, Jeff. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have an e-mail to send to Ms. Kramer…


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