May 26th, 2011 Headsman
On this date in 1647, the state of Connecticut carried out the first recorded execution of a witch in the American colonies.
And though we’d be happy to blather on about it, we think you’ll find that Tim Abbott’s peripatetic Walking the Berkshires blog — still a font of compelling and original content in its sixth year on the beat — has Alse Young (and early Connecticut witchery) covered.
On this day..
- Themed Set: The 2010s - 2016
- 2011: Mehdi Farahj, photographed by Ebrahim Noroozi - 2016
- 1868: Michael Barrett, the last public hanging in England - 2015
- Themed Set: Terrorism - 2015
- 1651: Jeane Gardiner, Bermuda witch - 2014
- 1991: Li Xinming, fecund - 2013
- 1884: Mary Lefley, exonerated by a deathbed confession - 2012
- 1871: Hostages of the Paris Commune - 2010
- 1831: Mariana de Pineda Muñoz, Spanish liberal - 2009
- 1923: Albert Leo Schlageter, Nazi martyr - 2008