15-21 January 1735

  • Wed 19 January:  The first woman to be hanged in Georgia (USA).  She was the indentured servant of the Savannah cow-keeper, William Wise, and was convicted of murdering him with the assistance of her husband Richard White by holding his head under a bucket of water when he commanded her to bathe him.  Her ghost is said to haunt Wright Square, the location of her hanging.
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