#606 Hawley Harvey Crippen / O. Henry – 11 September 1862

Hawley Harvey Crippen


Hawley Harvey Crippen (September 11, 1862 – November 23, 1910), usually known as Dr. Crippen, was an American homeopathic physician and salesman hanged in Pentonville Prison, London, for the murder of his wife, Cora Henrietta Crippen. He was the first criminal to be captured with the aid of wireless communication.

O. Henry

O Henry

William Sydney Porter (September 11, 1862 – June 5, 1910), better known by his pen name O. Henry, was an American writer. O. Henry’s short stories are known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization and clever twist endings.


Also born on this day:
Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy was a British Army officer who served as Governor General of Canada.
Frank Beal was an American actor and film director of the silent era .
John Maden was a British Liberal Party politician.
Augustin Henninghaus was a German Roman Catholic missionary and bishop in China.
Arthur Jerome Drossaerts was a Dutch -born American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church.
Cecilia Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne was the mother of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother and maternal grandmother and godmother of Elizabeth II.

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