17 May 2008

Entry for September 30, 2006

On this day in history, 1630-- John Billington, one of the original pilgrims who sailed to the New World on the Mayflower, becomes the first man executed in the English colonies. He is hanged for having shot another man during a quarrel. For more information see The Colonial Gazette page at http://www.mayflowerfamilies.com/enquirer/billington.htm .

(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

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