Why is Salem so famous?

1692 – The Salem Witch Trials begin. This is the event that Salem is most known for, in only three months’ time 19 innocent people, 14 women and 5 men, were hanged, and one man was pressed to death. 1693 – Cotton Mather publishes his famous book, Wonders of the Invisible World, which contained “proof” of witchcraft.

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