Milestones: Mar. 29, 1963

Died. Frederick Charles Wood, 51, cocky confessed killer of five who rebuffed all efforts to win him a stay of execution, telling everyone "I really want to ride the lightning"; in the electric chair at Sing Sing. Just before the straps were fastened he said: "Gents, this is an educational project. You are about to witness the damaging effect electricity has on Wood."

Died. Lizzie Miles (real name: Elizabeth Landreaux Pajaud), 68, one of the last of the great Negro blues shouters. a laughing, mountainous, born-and-bred Bourbon Streeter who belted them out for the...

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