August 6 in History

August 6 in History

1890 – William Kemmler becomes first person executed in the electric chair at Auburn prison in New York. 1861 – Pres Lincoln signs 1st...

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August 4 in History

August 4 in History

1892 – Lizzie Borden’s father & stepmother, Andrew and Abby Borden, found hacked to death with an ax in Fall River, Mass. Andrew J....

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August 2 in History

August 2 in History

216 BC – Carthaginians, led by Hannibal, defeat Romans at the Battle of Cannae.   1876 – “Wild Bill” Hickok killed while playing poker...

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May 18 in History

May 18 in History

1291 - AD Sultan Al-Ashraf Khalil  take last the Christian/Crusader stronghold of the port city of Acre in Palestine.   1096 AD – 800 Jews...

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July 17 in History

July 17 in History

1918 - Russian Tsar Nicholas II, wife Alexandra, all their children and servants herded into cellar and executed. 180 AD – 6 North Africans executed...

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May 11 in History

330 AD - City of Byzantium name changed to Constantinople and becomes capital of Roman Empire. 1310 – Fifty-four men of the Knights Templar are...

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