Executions · Ohio · Political

The prolonged torture/execution of Col. William Crawford

June 11, 1782 Near the Sandusky River, Illinois Country, New France (modern day Wyandot County, Ohio) Col. William Crawford is executed by the Delaware Natives Col. Crawford's execution was in retaliation for the Gnadenhütten massacre in March of 1782 which claimed the lives of 96 non-combative, Christian-convert Delaware Natives. What makes the execution especially notable… Continue reading The prolonged torture/execution of Col. William Crawford

Nebraska · Religion

Man tortured and murdered by cult leader

April 29, 1984 Nebraska After prolonged humiliation and torture, James Thimm is murdered by antisemite, white supremacist, and cult leader Michael Wayne Ryan Ryan had set up a commune on a farm near Rulo, Nebraska, convincing 21 others he was in direct contact with Yahweh. Early orders to his followers, by direction of Yahweh, involved… Continue reading Man tortured and murdered by cult leader

Executions · Newspaper clippings

A descriptive recount of two deaths in the wheel

March 22, 1686 General Patrick Gordon describes the horrors he witnessed in Hamburg of two broken at the wheel, a torture device prevalent at the time A portion of the entry reads "This day, a man and a woman, a burger of the towne being the womans master, for murthering, were carted from the prisone… Continue reading A descriptive recount of two deaths in the wheel