33rd year  -  N° 172                 Thursday, 21 June 2018         Antwerpen		
Through the Night Softly
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Friday 16th of April 1841

177 years ago There Was a Tell Tale Heart under the Floorboards

Murderer Peter Robinson is executed by hanging at the age of 32 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States.

Robinson fell through the rope on the first attempt to hang him, then painfully strangled to death on the second try. It is commonly thought — thought there does not appear to be any direct evidence for it — that this nationally infamous body-under-the-floorboards murder helped to inspire Edgar Allan Poe‘s classic short story 'The Tell-Tale Heart'.