On 17 January 1977, convicted murderer Gary Gilmore was executed
in Utah by firing squad. This was the first exercise of capital
punishment in the U.S. since 1967.
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Richert, Lucas Paul. "Execution of Gary Gilmore". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2008
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=5708, accessed 24 May 2017.]