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In London, British authorities execute five seamen for murder on the high seas

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02/22/1864
A massive crowd outside Newgate Prison in London watched the execution by hanging of four Filipino seamen and another of Middle Eastern origin, all crewmen aboard the merchant ship Flowery Land, for the murder on the high seas of their captain the previous September. They had been convicted of piracy.  Two other men had their sentenced commuted to life imprisonment.  (By John Osborne)     
Source Citation: 
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1864 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1865), 24-25.

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