Today in American history…

Today in American history…the beginning of the interrogations which would in turn lead to to the Salem Witch Trials began on March 1, 1692 when Salem authorities interrogated Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne and an Indian slave named Tituba, to determine if they were practicing witchcraft.

By the time the trials were concluded in May of 1693, more than two hundred people were accused of practicing witchcraft.

Thirty people were found guilty and nineteen of those were executed by hanging. Giles Corey was pressed to death by boulders for refusing to plead and at least five people died in jail.

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