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Friday 19th of June 1953

70 years ago Two More Electric Shocks Were Applied

American Communist and wife of Soviet spy Julius Rosenberg Ethel Greenglass is executed by Old Sparky at the age of 34 in Sing Sing Prison, Ossining, New York, United States.

After the normal course of three electric shocks attendants removed the strapping and other equipment only to have doctors determine that Mrs. Rosenberg had not yet died. Two more electric shocks were applied and at conclusion eyewitnesses, including Bob Considine, reported that smoke rose from Rosenberg's head in the chamber.