TIL That there was a plot to kill or kidnap George Washington early in the Revolutionary War – the traitors were from Washington’s Life Guards, similar to today’s Secret Service. One of the traitors was the first person to be put to death for treason, Thomas Hickey, in front of 20,000 people.

Read more: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/plot-kill-george-washington-180970729/

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  1. Interesting, a George Hickey, if one of the conspiracy theories is to be believed was accidentally responsible for the death of JFK

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