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TODAY IN HISTORY

Adv08 For release Thursday, May 8

1794: Antoine Lavoisier, the father of modern chemistry, was executed on the guillotine during France's Reign of Terror.

1921: Sweden's parliament abolished the death penalty.

1973: Militant American Indians who'd held the South Dakota hamlet of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrendered.

2013: Jeanne Cooper, who'd played grande dame Katherine Chancellor for four decades on the soap opera The Young and the Restless, died in Los Angeles at 84.

Adv08 For release Thursday, May 8 05/07/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 4:14pm]
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