Tag Archives: Death Penalty

May 8, 1794

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1794 Frenchman Antoine Lavoisier was executed by guillotine for the crime of adulterating the nation’s tobacco with water along with other crimes. Lavoisier is the chemist who discovered oxygen. Many people say that the … Continue reading

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June 20, 2002

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2002 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the execution of the mentally retarded was unconstitutionally cruel. The vote was 6 in favor and 3 against. The dissenters, Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist and Justices … Continue reading

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