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LAST PUBLIC EXECUTION
IN THE UNITED STATES

THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST

What was the last public execution in the United States?



Rainey Bethea, a 22-year-old black man was convicted of killing a 70-year-old white woman in Owensboro, Kentucky, in 1936.

On the morning of his execution, August 14, 1936 there were over 20,000 people present to watch the last public execution ever held in the United States.

People from all over the United States including 200 sheriffs and deputies came to witness the hanging.


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