Woman Attacked on Mall

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Gloria Dean Whipple is severely beaten in an attack on the National Mall. Whipple had been serving as a volunteer monitor at an Associates' puppet-making class in the Arts and Industries Building and was walking to the Metro at 10:30 p.m., when the attack occurred. She subsequently died from her injuries on October 5, 1979.


  • Whipple, Gloria Dean
  • Smithsonian Associates, The


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Torch, 11/1979, p. 7.

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September 17, 1979


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Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)

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