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this day in crime history: august 6, 1890

On this date in 1890, convicted murderer William Kemmler became the first person to be executed in the electric chair. A native of Buffalo, Kemmler was convicted in 1889 of the hatchet murder of his common law wife Tillie. 365 more words

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War Between India and China?

All of a sudden, a military conflict is imminent between India and China. Three weeks ago, out of the blue, Indian troops crossed the Sikkim border and squatted 100 meters inside Chinese territory. 272 more words


William B. Purvis ----Inventor of the fountain pen

Birth: Aug. 12, 1838
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 10, 1914
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Family links:
Joseph Purvis (1811 - 1857)
Sarah Louisa Forten Purvis (1814 - 1884)

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