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On Independence day, 1947. A group of bikers, "the Booze Fighters" (a prototype for the Hells Angels), terrorised the citizens of the small Californian town Hollister. The film The Wild One (starring Marlon Brando) is based on these events, and issues surrounding disillusionment from postwar American society. An Independence Day is an annual celebration commemorating the anniversary of a nations assumption of independent statehood, usually after ceasing to be a colony of another state. ... 1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Hells Angels logo (Smithsonian Institution) The Hells Angels (without an apostrophe), were formed in 1948 in Fontana, California (where the local chapter remains active), taking the name of the movie Hells Angels based on the Royal Flying Corps directed by Howard Hughes. ... State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Official languages English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ... Hollister is the county seat of San Benito County, California. ... What are you rebelling against? What have you got? The Wild One (1953) was the very first outlaw biker film, also made memorable by the youthful Marlon Brando playing gang leader Johnny Stabler. ... Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1948 Marlon Brando, Jr. ...


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Hollister, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (653 words)
Hollister is the county seat of San Benito County, California.
Hollister serves as a gateway to the Pinnacles National Monument.
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The degree of force, how-ever, which may be lawfully - employed in their suppression depends on the nature of each riot, for the force used must always be moderated and proportioned to the circumstances of the case and to the end to be attained.
Winchester (1285).1 That and subsequent acts were repealed in the reign of George IV., and their provisions were consolidated by an act of 1827 which gave a remedy against the hundred in the case of felonious demolition of churches, chapels, houses, machinery, andc., being feloniously demolished by rioters.
In Scotland a riot may be either " rioting and mobbing." or " rioting and breach of the peace." The first is much the same as riot in English law.
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