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Subject: History Facts
Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2005 12:27:22 EST

"Italy did not legally abolish torture until 1786."
"Historian John Stow recorded that during the reign of Henry VIII, which
lasted 38 years, 72,000 people were executed for one crime or another."
"The greatest number of people hanged at the same time in England was 24, 23
men and a woman, at Tyburn in 1649."
"The last man sentenced to be burned at the stake in the USA was a slave
named Negro Jack, the execution taking place in 1825."
"The last woman to be hanged as a witch in England was Alice Mollard, in
"In France punishment by the pillory was abolished by law in 1832."

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