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April 25, 2011
April 25: First Execution by Guillotine, 1792
Today is the anniversary of the first execution by guillotine. The condemned was Nicholas Jacques Pelletier. The execution was supposed to be humane. Read article here.
Pictured: the execution of Marie Antoinette, from a public domain illustration.