Live Elephant Electrocution

January 4, 1903

Topsy the Elephant (1875 – January 4, 1903)┬áis electrocuted to death with 6,000 volts of electricity. Topsy, a trained elephant in the Forepaugh Circus in Coney Island’s Luna Park, had killed three men, one of whom, an abusive trainer, had … Continue reading

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X-Ray Vision!

January 5, 1896

An Austrian newspaper reports that Wilhelm Roentgen has discovered a new type of radiation which will be later known as X-rays. Skeletons everywhere will be violated.

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