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Happy 150th Innocent (?) Birthday, Lizzie Borden!

It’s the Lizzie Borden sesquicentennial!  The accused — but acquitted — killer was born on this day in 1860 in Fall River, Massachusetts.The “acquitted” part is what everyone forgets, which just proves the power of rhyme:Lizzie Borden took an axeAnd gave her mother forty whacks.When
she saw what she had doneShe gave her father forty-one.