The Only Things That Happened On This Day in History

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1647 Alse Young became the first person executed as a witch in America when she was hanged in Hartford, Conn.

1941 The British navy sank the German battleship Bismarck off France with a loss of more than 2,100 lives.

1994 Nobel Prize-winning author Alexander Solzhenitsyn returned to Russia after spending two decades in exile.

1995 Actor Christopher Reeve was paralyzed when he was thrown from his horse during a jumping event in Charlottesville, Va.

2006 A 6.3-magnitude earthquake in central Indonesia killed at least 5,800 people.

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~ by thehalobender on May 27, 2009.

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