Michigan abolishes the death penalty

The abolition of capital punishment that had been signed into law the previous May became effective in Michigan.  "Treason against the state" remained the only crime under the death penalty. (By John Osborne)
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Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), 150-151.
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