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William Kemmler became the first criminal to be executed by electrocution (in Auburn Prison, Auburn, New York) on August 6, 1890.

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The first execution by gas chamber was carried out in 1921 in Nevada. It is considered to be a more humane alternative of execution to the electric chair.

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William Kemmler was the first person to be electrocuted by the electric chair on August 6th 1890. It took two tries till death. (:

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According to an article in Wikipedia, <<The first woman to be executed in the electric chair was Martha M. Place, executed at Sing Sing Prison on March 20, 1899.>>

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