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Tuesday 30th of September 1902

122 years ago He Was the First to Hang

Murderer John McDonald is executed by hanging by William Billington at the age of 23 in HM Prison Pentonville, Caledonian Road, Islington, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

McDonald was the first man to hang at Pentonville Prison. Chief executioner Albert Pierrepoint would later find it "the finest scaffold in the world".