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This week marks the anniversaries of two events in the history of witch trials in the United States. On May 26, 1647, Alse Young became the first person to be hanged as a witch in the American colonies when she was put to death in Hartford, Connecticut. The second anniversary occurred on May 27, 1692: the 323rd anniversary of the establishment of a Court of Oyer and Terminer, which heard and ruled upon witchcraft cases in Salem, Massachusetts.
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