November 23rd, 2012 Headsman
No, not that Seven of Nine. We have no further details on offer about these poor souls, but we thought the assortment of crimes — a mother for murdering her bastard child; a highwayman; an overseer for whipping a slave to death — and the editorial rant about the governor‘s abus’d Clemency, made for a colorful slice of life.
(Virginia Gazette, Nov. 23, 1739.)
On this day..
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- 1825: Angelo Targhini and Leonidas Montanari, carbonari - 2015
- Feast of St. Clement - 2014
- 1955: Elli Barczatis and Karl Laurenz, East Berlin spies - 2013
- 1867: The Manchester Martyrs - 2011
- 1499: Perkin Warbeck, Princes in the Tower pretender - 2010
- 1974: Black Saturday in Ethiopia - 2009
- 1927: Father Miguel Pro, "Viva Cristo Rey!" - 2008
- 1910: Hawley Harvey Crippen - 2007
Entry Filed under: 18th Century,Abortion and Infanticide,Capital Punishment,Common Criminals,Crime,Death Penalty,Execution,Hanged,History,Mass Executions,Murder,Not Executed,Pardons and Clemencies,Public Executions,Theft,USA,Virginia,Women