Who was the first man to hang till death?
According to a timeline on the HistoryNet, in 1630, John
Billington, one of the original Pilgrims who came over on the
Mayflower, became the first person in the American colonies hanged
for murder. TheHistoryNet: Today In History: September 30
might check your library for a book called, Murder in America, by
Roger Lane. It is a history of murder in America going back to