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\x34Historically Yours\x34 by Liz Davis is a blog about American historical trivia--anything American since 1492.

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May 26, 1642

Alse Young executed as a witch

Alse Young was hung at Meeting House Square in Hartford, Connecticut, on May 26, 1642. She was the first person executed in the New World for being a witch.

http://www.jud.ct.gov/lawlib/history/witches.htm

 

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