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King of Persia Darius III is Assassinated by Bessus

King of Persia Darius III is Assassinated by Bessus

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18 October 315
Jews Prohibited From Stoning Other Jews for Converting to Christianity

Jews Prohibited From Stoning Other Jews for Converting to Christianity

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25 June 357
Emperor Constantius II Imposes Death Penalty for Consulting Soothsayers or Astrologers

Emperor Constantius II Imposes Death Penalty for Consulting Soothsayers or Astrologers

23 August 1305
William Wallace is Gruesomely Executed by King Edward

William Wallace is Gruesomely Executed by King Edward

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6 July 1415
Jan Hus Burned for Heresy for Suggested Church Reforms

Jan Hus Burned for Heresy for Suggested Church Reforms

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30 May 1431
English Burn Joan of Arc at the Stake

English Burn Joan of Arc at the Stake

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1 July 1523
Henry Vos & John van den Eschen Burned at Stake as Heretics, Become Martyrs

Henry Vos & John van den Eschen Burned at Stake as Heretics, Become Martyrs

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29 August 1533
Atahualpa Becomes Last Incan Emperor When Strangled by Conquistadors

Atahualpa Becomes Last Incan Emperor When Strangled by Conquistadors

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15 May 1536
Queen Anne Boleyn Tried & Condemned for Treason, Adultery, Incest, Witchcraft

Queen Anne Boleyn Tried & Condemned for Treason, Adultery, Incest, Witchcraft

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19 May 1536
Queen Anne Boleyn Beheaded for Adultery, Treason, Incest, Witchcraft

Queen Anne Boleyn Beheaded for Adultery, Treason, Incest, Witchcraft

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28 July 1540
England's Henry VIII has Thomas Cromwell Beheaded for Treason

England's Henry VIII has Thomas Cromwell Beheaded for Treason

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17 August 1571
Governor Marco Bragadin of Famagusta is Gruesomely Executed by Ottoman Turks

Governor Marco Bragadin of Famagusta is Gruesomely Executed by Ottoman Turks

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31 January 1606
Guy Fawkes Executed for the Gunpowder Plot

Guy Fawkes Executed for the Gunpowder Plot

19 August 1612
Three Women From Samlesbury England Tried as Witches

Three Women From Samlesbury England Tried as Witches

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27 October 1659

William Robinson and Marmaduke Stevenson are First Quakers Executed America

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19 July 1692
Sarah Good Executed by Hanging for Witchcraft in Salem

Sarah Good Executed by Hanging for Witchcraft in Salem

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5 August 1692
Six Found Guilty of Witchcraft at Salem Witch Trials, Sentenced to Hang

Six Found Guilty of Witchcraft at Salem Witch Trials, Sentenced to Hang

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19 August 1692
Five Convicted 'Witches' from Salem Witch Trials are Hanged

Five Convicted 'Witches' from Salem Witch Trials are Hanged

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7 January 1697

Thomas Aitkenhead Executed for Blasphemy

15 January 1697
Massachusetts Citizens Repent for Salem Witch Trials

Massachusetts Citizens Repent for Salem Witch Trials

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15 January 1697
Day of Fasting Held in Massachusetts to Atone for Persecution of Alleged Witches

Day of Fasting Held in Massachusetts to Atone for Persecution of Alleged Witches

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5 September 1793
During France's Reign of Terror, Tens of Thousands are Executed

During France's Reign of Terror, Tens of Thousands are Executed

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28 July 1794
Robespierre Executed with the Guillotine in France

Robespierre Executed with the Guillotine in France

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15 July 1826

Cayetan Ripoll Hung for Teaching Deist Ideas

6 March 1843
Daniel M'Naghten Case Debated in House of Lords

Daniel M'Naghten Case Debated in House of Lords

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2 December 1859
Militant Abolitionist John Brown is Executed by Hanging for Harper's Ferry Attack

Militant Abolitionist John Brown is Executed by Hanging for Harper's Ferry Attack

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9 July 1870

Agabito Bellomo is the Last Person Executed in the Papal State - Decapitated for Murder

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1 January 1889

New York First State to Use Electricity for Capital Punishment

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17 August 1915
Georgia Mob Lynches Jewish Factory Manager for Alleged Sexual Molestation and Murder

Georgia Mob Lynches Jewish Factory Manager for Alleged Sexual Molestation and Murder

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15 October 1917
Execution of Mata Hari by Firing Squad in France

Execution of Mata Hari by Firing Squad in France

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17 July 1918
Tsar Nicholas II of Russia & Family Executed on Orders from Lenin

Tsar Nicholas II of Russia & Family Executed on Orders from Lenin

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28 February 1933
Reichstag Fire Decree Approved by Hitler's Cabinet

Reichstag Fire Decree Approved by Hitler's Cabinet

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20 September 1933
Ali Höhler Murdered by Nazis After Shooting Nazi 'Martyr' Horst Wessel

Ali Höhler Murdered by Nazis After Shooting Nazi 'Martyr' Horst Wessel

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10 January 1934
Marinus van der Lubbe Executed in Leipzig for Settting Reichstag Fire

Marinus van der Lubbe Executed in Leipzig for Settting Reichstag Fire

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19 April 1935

Nazi Government Announces Death Penalty for Pacifism During War or National Emergency

2 September 1938
Himmler: Death Penalty Will be Applied to Homosexuality in the SS

Himmler: Death Penalty Will be Applied to Homosexuality in the SS

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4 December 1941

Law Decreeing Death Penalty for Jews and Poles Who Have Anti-German Mentality is Drafted

24 August 1943
Karl and Isle Koch Arrested by SS for Crimes While Running Concentration Camps

Karl and Isle Koch Arrested by SS for Crimes While Running Concentration Camps

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17 January 1944
German Freethought Leader Max Sievers is Beheaded by the Nazi Government

German Freethought Leader Max Sievers is Beheaded by the Nazi Government

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10 September 1945
Vidkun Quisling Found Guilty of War Crimes, Will Be Executed

Vidkun Quisling Found Guilty of War Crimes, Will Be Executed

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15 October 1945
Former Prime Minister Pierre Laval Executed for Collaborating with the Nazis

Former Prime Minister Pierre Laval Executed for Collaborating with the Nazis

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24 October 1945
Vidkun Quisling Executed by Firing Squad for Leading Pro-Nazi Coup d'Etat in Norway

Vidkun Quisling Executed by Firing Squad for Leading Pro-Nazi Coup d'Etat in Norway

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13 September 1946
Amon Göth Executed in Krakow for War Crimes

Amon Göth Executed in Krakow for War Crimes

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16 October 1946
All Top Nazi Leaders Who were Convicted of War Crimes are Executed

All Top Nazi Leaders Who were Convicted of War Crimes are Executed

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16 April 1947
Rudolf Höss, Commandant of Auschwitz, Hanged With His Own Gallows at Auschwitz

Rudolf Höss, Commandant of Auschwitz, Hanged With His Own Gallows at Auschwitz

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20 August 1947
Doctors Trial Begins in Nuremberg for Nazis Accused of Murder, Human Experimentation

Doctors Trial Begins in Nuremberg for Nazis Accused of Murder, Human Experimentation

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9 December 1961
Adolf Eichmann Found Guilty in War Crimes Trial in Jerusalem

Adolf Eichmann Found Guilty in War Crimes Trial in Jerusalem

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15 December 1961
Adolf Eichmann Sentenced to Death by Hanging for Crimes Against Humanity

Adolf Eichmann Sentenced to Death by Hanging for Crimes Against Humanity

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31 May 1962
Adolf Eichmann Executed for Participating in Holocaust

Adolf Eichmann Executed for Participating in Holocaust

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29 August 1966
Execution of Sayyid Qutb by Hanging for Plotting to Overthrow Egyptian State

Execution of Sayyid Qutb by Hanging for Plotting to Overthrow Egyptian State

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