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On this date in 1981, Mustapha Danso was executed for an attempted coup in Gambia. Gambia (or “The Gambia”: we’re going to dispense with... read more »
I'm very pleased to draw your attention to the release of Lucy Bland's new book, Modern Women on Trial: Sexual Transgression in the Age of the Flapper.I... read more »
After the slew of more popular-press reviews of and comments on The Most Remarkable Woman in England (which were resoundingly positive) a few academic... read more »
From the Crittenden Press, Marion, Ky., Oct. 5, 1893, page 1 (pdf). ON ONE SCAFFOLD. Five Murderers Executed In Public at Mt. Vernon, Georgia Three Killed... read more »
Urbi Prestoni est statio maxima ad quadrigas stabulandas. Anno MCMXLIV structa est. Hodie aedicificium alii oderunt alii amant. Alii brutum, alii exemplo... read more »
On this date in 1926, serial killer Sataro Fukiage (English Wikipedia entry | Japanese) was hanged at Ichigaya prison for rape-murder. Most of what’s... read more »
Earlier this week, I led a one day course on using Zotero at the British Library (part of their Digital Scholarship training programme for staff) –... read more »
The city of Vienna only has one documented execution for witchcraft to its illustrious history. It occurred on this date in 1583. Elisabeth Plainacher... read more »
On this date in 1803, Joseph Samuel just wouldn’t hang. Transported to Australia in 1801 for theft, Joseph Samuel was part of a cohort of Sydney... read more »
Gloucester Docks, 1842 ( The first story in my latest book, Gloucester Murder & Crime, is about a French sailor who in 1873 was... read more »
China has announced the execution this day of “homicide criminal” Xia Junfeng, a kebab vendor from Shenyang. This case has been in the public... read more »
On this date in 1537, Jürgen Wullenwever was decapitated and quartered at Wolfenbüttel. Photo by Agnete (Own work) [GFDL ( read more »
On this date in 1884, Joseph Sarver was hanged as a parricide at Indiana, Pennsylvania. Sarver became enraged by his father’s affair with their housekeeper... read more »
At daybreak this date in 1909, three French rural bandits dubbed “Les Chauffeurs de la Drôme” were publicly guillotined in Valence to the... read more »
On this date in 1939, Romanian Prime Minister Armand Calinescu was gunned down on a Bucharest street in an ambush by the Iron Guard. (Romanian link) Before... read more »
On this date in 1631, Bruchhausen vintner Anna Katharina Spee as burned at the stake for witchcraft. She’s notable for being the remarried widow... read more »
On this date in 1729, Jephthah Big was hanged at Tyburn — “so ill at the place of execution, that he could not attend the devotions proper... read more »
It was very interesting to hear Richard Rhodes, PCC for Cumbria, speaking on Radio Four's Today programme this morning. The story is that, although Theresa... read more » Today in the news we have reports that Adrian... read more »
(Thanks to Meaghan Good of the Charley Project for the guest post. -ed.) On this date in 1953, housekeeper Louisa May Merrifield, the so-called Blackpool... read more »
In 1777, prison reformer John Howard published a work called The State of the Prisons in England and Wales, which gave details of his visits to jails across... read more »
I normally try to keep this blog about my research, but today I'm going to digress. Maybe it's because I've got a couple of hours to kill at the airport,... read more »
On this date in 1814, the Venezuelan doctor and writer Vicente Salias was shot in San Felipe castle at Puerto Cabello by the Spanish who meant to run the... read more »
On this date in 1931, Libyan independence martyr Omar [al-]Mukhtar was publicly hanged by the Italians at their concentration camp in Suluq. Mukhtar (English... read more »
(Thanks to Meaghan Good of the Charley Project for the guest post. -ed.) On this date in 1939, 57-year-old Charles Augustine McLachlan was gassed at San... read more »
On this date in 1459, the former Doge of Genoa Pietro di Campfregoso was stoned to death by his city’s enraged populace. This Pietro (English Wikipedia... read more »
This date in 1896 during the Second Matabele War saw the execution by field court-martial of the rebellious Chief Uwini. This war, in present-day Zimbabwe,... read more »
HMP Gloucester Her Majesty’s Prison Gloucester started its life in 1791, as Gloucester County Prison. It replaced the old county prison, which... read more »
(Thanks to Meaghan Good of the Charley Project for the guest post. -ed.) On this day in 1864, Private George Nelson of Company F of the 13th United States... read more »
Early this morning in 1970, in the prison at Cajamarca, Peru, Ubilberto Vasquez Bautista was shot for the slaughter of a young shepherdess. The young girl... read more »
At the Old Bailey Online we use Zotero a lot. We use it for all our site bibliographies, and there is an Old Bailey Online translator so you can gather... read more »
On this date in 1801, Jason Fairbanks was hanged for murder in Massachusetts. Fairbanks, hailed from one of the oldest families in Anglo North America;... read more »
On this date in 1681, Leticia, Letitia, or Laetitia Wigington was hanged at Tyburn for beating her apprentice to death. A case that would presage the next... read more »
Jonathan Simpson, hanged on this date in 1686, had a good many virtues to judge by the account of his life left by the Newgate Calendar. He was, first,... read more »
  Leeds Metropolitan University, Friday 6th September The second 'Our Criminal Past' event was excellent. The quality of the papers was impressive,... read more »
A number of comment threads on this site attest that many accidental visitors to Executed Today are genealogy researchers turning up information about... read more »
On this date in 1833, French immigrant Antoine le Blanc was hanged on the Morristown (N.J.) village green. A cigar-chomping French immigrant, LeBlanc came... read more »
William Gifford's journal, the subject of my last blog, ends in 1729. The male/female midwife argument continued for the remainder of the century. In 1733,... read more »
It’s certainly understandable that dilatory appeals leaving it nigh-impossible to actually carry out a meritorious death sentence provoke aggravation.... read more »
AMMAN, Jordan, Sept. 4 — Four men sentenced to death here last week for complicity in the assassination of King Abdullah in July were hanged today... read more »
After a month’s hiatus from the blogosphere/Twitterverse I have returned to the land of the living with a little post about private investigators... read more »
Gloucester prison, “Visitors Centre” The excitement over the impending prison tours reminds me that when I was writing Hanged at Gloucester,... read more »
On this date in 1924, Patrick Mahon was hanged for the so-called “Crumbles Murder”. Despite a nickname worthy of the family pet, this one was... read more »
From the out-of-print The palace of death, or, the Ohio Penitentiary Annex: A human-interest story of incarceration and execution of Ohio’s murderers,... read more »
I ranted on Twitter a while ago about the fad for auto-rotating carousels, sliders, changing images, and whatever, on homepages for academic and cultural... read more »
[Adolf Eichmann] did not expect the Jews to share the general enthusiasm over their destruction, but he did expect more than compliance, he expected —... read more »