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Movie history events from 1701

23rd May: British privateer William Kidd, popularly known as Captain Kidd, is hanged for piracy and murder . (London, England) (Captain Kidd and the Slave Girl)

1st June: Asano Naganori of Ako, enraged by continued derogatory comments, attacks and injures Kiro Yoshinaka, the corrupt Kozuke-no-suke of Tokugawa Tsunayoshi's shogunate; since violence of any kind is forbidden within the walls of Edo Castle, Asano is sentenced to commit seppuku that same day. (Edo Castle, Japan) (The 47 Ronin)

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