1579: Gallows of St. Leonards at Green Dykes Lane, York. Charles de Pascale and othersDe Pascale and his confederates in crime - Thomas de Warltire, George Edward de Priestley, Charlotte Morrett and Hannah Fourcroy meet their end on the gallows, found guilt of stealing silks and drapery goods worth upwards of 100 guineas.
1644: York Tyburn at Knavesmire Amos LawsonThousands gather at the Tyburn to watch the end of Lawson - a highwayman of notorious repute, who was finally apprehended at a house in the forest of Galtres. The scene is described as 'more a fair for business and pleasure than a place of execution.'
1987: Michael Ryan and The Hungerford Massacre Approved for semi-automatic licenseFollowing the acquisition of his semi-automative firearms license, Ryan completes buying his arsenal. At the time of the massacre he legally possesses the following weapons.
Beretta 92FS semi-automatic 9 mm pistol Used during massacre
CZ ORSO semi-automatic .32-caliber pistol
Bernardelli .22-caliber pistol
Type 56 Chinese copy Kalashnikov AK-47 Used during massacre
M1 Carbine .30 semi-automatic rifle Used during massacre