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.)
Also on this date
- Feast of St. Clement
- 1955: Elli Barczatis and Karl Laurenz, East Berlin spies
- 1867: The Manchester Martyrs
- 1499: Perkin Warbeck, Princes in the Tower pretender
- 1974: Black Saturday in Ethiopia
- 1927: Father Miguel Pro, "Viva Cristo Rey!"
- 1910: Hawley Harvey Crippen
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