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Execution by electric chair, 1890

Execution by electric chair, 1890

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ANN RONAN PICTURE LIBRARY / HERITAGE IMAGES / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ANN RONAN PICTURE LIBRARY / HERITAGE IMAGES / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Execution by electric chair, 1890. The first execution by electric chair was carried out at Auburn Prison, New York, 6 August 1890 using a Westinghouse AC system. The man executed was William Kemmler, convicted of murdering his common-law wife. Three surges were necessary to kill him. From La Nature. September 1890).

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