|This is someone else in a photo from the 1930s|
On this date in 1977, Hamida Djandoubi, a Tunisian immigrant and a convicted murderer, became the last person in France executed with the guillotine.
Imagine, a country like France, civilized Europeans who make good movies and went halfsies on a supersonic passenger plane, cutting a guy's head off as if it were the 18th century. Granted, he had raped, tortured and murdered his 21-year-old girlfriend and was well deserving of severe punishment. But still.
At the time, the Loser was in his first year of college, taking courses that would never lead to a decent job that he liked. Really, they might as well have cut his head off.