Tag: Georgia

On This Day in 1924 – Howard Hinton, Georgia’s first electrocution.


It’s common to find ‘Peachtree Bandit’ Frank Dupre, armed robber and murderer executed on September 1, 1921 with Luke McDonald, listed as the last man to hang in Georgia. He wasn’t. That was Arthur Meyers, a murderer hanged at Augusta on June 17, 1931…

On This Day in 1928: Very unlucky for some…


  Today it’s Friday July 13, 2018. July 13, 1928 was also a Friday, a Friday delivering the ultimate in bad luck to 11 men in three different States… In Mississippi’s Yazoo County murderer Will Burdo nervously awaited his date with the hangman. While…

Happy Birthday, ‘Doc’ Holliday, Born Today In 1851.


Wyat Earp on ‘Doc’ Holliday:   “The nerviest, speediest, deadliest man with a six-gun that I ever knew.”   ‘Doc’ (when asked whether his conscience troubled him):   “I coughed that up with my lungs, years ago…”   John Henry ‘Doc’ Holliday, born in…

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