Friday, April 22, 2011

Ira Einhorn: Earth Day co-founder killed, composted girlfriend

Ira Einhorn was on stage hosting the first Earth Day event at the Fairmount Park in Philadelphia on April 22, 1970. Seven years later, police raided his closet and found the "composted" body of his ex-girlfriend inside a trunk.

A self-proclaimed environmental activist, Einhorn made a name for himself among ecological groups during the 1960s and '70s by taking on the role of a tie-dye-wearing ecological guru and Philadelphia’s head hippie. With his long beard and gap-toothed smile, Einhorn — who nicknamed himself "Unicorn" because his German-Jewish last name translates to "one horn"  —advocated flower power, peace and free love to his fellow students at the University of Pennsylvania. He also claimed to have helped found Earth Day. Story Here


Rose said...

Amazing, isn't it.

Painting workshop said...

This is interesting, a person like that with skeletons in the closet. Nonetheless, thanks for sharing this!...Daniel

ImBlogCrazy said...

Perhaps less amazing and more "You can't tell a book by its cover" don't you think Rose?

Thanks for stopping by Daniel. I borrowed one of your paintings while doing a post on you. Hope you don't mind. see archives