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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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April 25, 1792

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1792 the guillotine was first used. A few years before the French Revolution, highwayman Nicolas Pelletier, was the first person executed with the now famous method of beheading. Eyewitness accounts reported that the crowded … Continue reading

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September 10, 1977

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 1977 Hamida Djandoubi became the last person in the world to be officially executed by guillotine. Djandoubi was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in France, where the execution took place. The first … Continue reading

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