Events (250 years ago today): 1766 - François-Jean de la Barre, a young French nobleman, is tortured and beheaded before his body is burnt on a pyre along with a copy of Voltaire's Dictionnaire philosophique nailed to his torso for the crime of not saluting a Roman Catholic religious procession in Abbeville, France.
Events (2016 years ago today): 1916 - The first attack of the Jersey Shore shark attacks of 1916 occurs.
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