I'm interested in scads of topics, and it seems I'm always running into interesting tidbits. I'd like to share some with you. I promise they'll always have at least a fleeting relevance to the day at hand.
August 6, 2011
August 6: First Execution by Electric Chair, 1890
William Kemmler was the first person to be executed by electric chair, on August 6, 1890.
The man's character and crimes were overshadowed by the invention of the devise, and by the competition between the two giants of electricity -- Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse.