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homosexual content of the works of led António Botto Catholic students to call for the author's hanging?
hangings used to take place near the site of the Municipal Corporation Building, Mumbai (pictured), India?
14 August 1936 was Rainey Bethea hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky, thus becoming the last person to be publicly executed in the United States?
NBC anthology series (1956–1957) featured The Joseph Cotten Show Virginia Gregg as Mary Surratt, the woman hanged for conspiracy stemming from the Lincoln assassination?
SS-physician , who was involved in the homicide of 20 children at the former school Alfred Trzebinski , was executed by Bullenhuser Damm hanging in 1946?
the first three residents of the
were a man nearly John Kane House hanged for treason, a Patriot turned British Loyalist, and George Washington?
western outlaw "calmly puffed a cigar to its bitter butt" as he awaited L.H. Musgrove hanging by vigilantes in Denver, Colorado, in 1868?
in the 15th century, cutting down a
Nebbiolo grapevine in the Piedmont region of La Morra was punishable by a heavy fine, hanging, or having your right hand cut off?
Puritan Massachusetts Bay Colony, when Dorothy Talbye fell into despair with fits of violence in 1638, she was excommunicated from the church, bound and chained to a post, publicly whipped and finally, after murdering her daughter, hanged?
was the first John Martin Scripps Briton in Singapore to be sentenced to death by hanging?
( Józef Kossakowski pictured), bishop and writer, was one of several prominent Polish politicians sentenced to hanging as traitors in the aftermath of the Warsaw Uprising?
was the first person sentenced to death by George W. Barrett hanging under a congressional act that made it a capital offense to kill a federal agent?
Konstantin Danzas (pictured) was arrested for his role as Russian poet Alexander Pushkin's second in his fatal duel with d'Anthès and sentenced to hanging?
was the first American-born Rachel Wall female pirate, and the last woman to be hanged in Massachusetts?
confessed to using Ursula Kemp familiar spirits to kill her neighbours and was later hanged for witchcraft?
is a Voina Russian art collective whose provocative works have included public group sex and staged hangings?
were simultaneously Edith Thompson and Frederick Bywaters hanged in 1923 for the murder of Thompson's husband, even though Bywaters committed the crime on his own?
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Question 2: Hanging has been a method of ________ in many countries.
Question 3: If broken, it often means the person has been murdered by manual ________.
Question 4: Historically, hanging was the only method of execution used in ________ and was in use as punishment for all murders until 1961, when murders were reclassified into capital and non-capital offences.
Question 6: In the territories occupied by ________ from 1939 to 1945, strangulation hanging was a preferred means of public execution, although more criminal executions were performed by guillotine than hanging.
Question 9: In ________, hanging is the most common method of suicide, and in the U.S., hanging is the second most common method, after firearms. [8 ]
Question 10: The last woman to be hanged was Ruth Ellis on July 13, 1955, by ________ who was a prominent hangman in the 20th century in England.