The only man executed for train robbery

April 26, 1901 Clayton, New Mexico territory Thomas "Black Jack" Ketchum is hanged for train robbery, the only person executed for this crime Ketchum admitted he modeled his style after the infamous criminal Black Jack, but claimed he was not the real one. When he was sentenced to hang, he reinforced his innocence of the…

FLW: a day’s worth of obscenities

Famous Last Words Allen J. Adams Northampton, Massachusetts April 16, 1886 (After his final meal) Why in the __ didn’t you bring me that eggnog? - - - (During the reading of the death warrant) I don’t care a __ what you read. - - - (As his arms were restrained to his chest) Go…

The Boston Martyrs are executed

October 27, 1659 Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony Marmaduke Stevenson and William Robinson are hanged for being Quakers, a violation of a religious banishment sentenced upon them Stevenson and Robinson were two of three of the Boston Martyrs; the third, Mary Dyer was executed by hanging on June 1, 1660. Stevenson's Last Words were "This day…