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The Daily Execution

ExecutedToday.com has been publishing “the story of an historical execution that took place on this date, and the story behind it” since October 2007.

The death penalty, as a subset within that vast category of “acts of violence homo sapiens do to their fellows,” blends insensibly into a dozen adjacent territories — murder, assassination, warfare, torture, low crime and high statecraft, even suicide.

That being said, it does not aim to be “an all-purpose chronicle of human cruelty.”

Because Internet. And why not, really?