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December 20, 1786, Twelve Year Old Girl Executed In Connecticut - Today In Crime History

On this day, December 20, in the year 1786, twelve year old Hannah Ocuish, a Pequot Indian, was executed by hanging in New London, Connecticut, for murdering Eunice Bolles, a six year old white girl.

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December 19, 1862 - Unknown Confederate Soldier Executed For Desertion - Today In Crime History

On this day, December 19, in the year 1862, an unknown Confederate soldier was executed by firing squad for the military crime of desertion.

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December 14, 1903, Former Brooklyn Policeman Executed For Murdering Wife - Today In Crime History

On this date, December 14, in the year 1903, a nine-year veteran of the Brooklyn police force became the first member of the thin blue line to die in the electric chair.  William Ennis was executed for shooting and killing his estranged wife.

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December 12, 1984 - Execution Of Alpha Stephens Botched, Secretly Recorded - Today In Crime History

On this day, December 12, in the year 1984, Alpha Otis O'Daniel Stephens was executed by electrocution in the State of Georgia.  He survived the first two minute electrical jolt, to the surprise of prison officials.  Six minutes later, when doctors found that Stephens was still alive, a second jolt was administered causing death.  Years later, secret audio records of this execution were disclosed.

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October 18, 1672 - Thomas Rood Executed By Hanging For The Crime Of Incest - Today In Crime History

On this day, October 18, in the year 1672, Thomas Rood was executed in Norwich, Connecticut for committing the crime of incest with his adult daughter.  Incest is generally defined as sexual intercourse between close relatives, though the exact definition and the degree of biological relationship, varies between individual states.

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September 26, 1879, Thousands Gather To Watch Public Execution - Today in Crime History

On this day, September 26, in the year 1879, Anthony Blair was publically hanged in Hamblen County, Tennessee, in front of a crowd of eight to ten thousand people.

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August 30, 1850, Harvard Doctor Executed In Boston’s Leverett Square - Today in Crime History

On this day, August 30, in 1850, Harvard instructor, Dr. John W. Webster, was executed for the murder of Dr. George Parkman, a descendant of one of Boston's richest families. The murder of Dr. Parkman became a highly publicized crime, investigation and trial that shocked the city of Boston due to the crime's gruesome nature and the high social status of the victim and murderer.

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August 23, 1927: Sacco and Vanzetti are executed - Today In Crime History

Despite worldwide demonstrations in support of their innocence, Italian-born anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were executed for murder on this day, August 23, in 1927.

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