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Bizarre Deaths of the Day

  • Alexander I of Greece - king of the Hellenes 1917–20: died October 25, 1920 from blood poisoning after being bitten by his gardener's pet monkey.
  • Jeffrey Dahmer - mass murderer: beaten to death 1994 with a broomstick by a fellow inmate at the Columbia Correctional Institute.
  • William Huskisson - 1st person killed by a train. His 1830 death occurred at the opening of the Liverpool-Manchester Railway. As he stepped on the track to meet the Duke of Wellington, Stephenson's 'Rocket' hit him. He died later that day.
  • Martha Place - 1st woman executed in the electric chair: Executed at Sing Sing Prison, NY, on March 20, 1899. She had murdered her stepdaughter.

    –Edward Thomas

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