Mary Queen of Scots’ execution

February 8, 1587 Northamptonshire, England Mary Queen of Scots is beheaded for treason Mary had been suspected to be a part of a murder plot against Queen Elizabeth, taken to trial, and convicted of conspiracy and treason. She went to her death firmly believing she was being martyred (she wore a bright red gown, a…

First person in US executed in gas chamber

February 8, 1924 Carson City, Nevada Gee Jon becomes the first person in the US to be executed in the gas chamber Gee Jon was a Chinese national who was sentenced to death for the murder of an elderly member of another gang. Four guards resigned from their positions, stating they wanted nothing to do…

Happy birthday, Seth Green

Happy birthday, Seth Green Born February 8, 1974 Green has starred in many memorable TV shows and movies, including It (1990), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (both the TV show and the movie, though his scenes in the movie were eventually cut), and Idle Hands