Weird History Unusual Deaths: Bizarre Deaths Of The 19th Century  

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Here are some very strange deaths that have occurred during the 19th century. The following list includes some the most unusual ways of dying imaginable. There are lots of strange ways to die, but these might be the strangest deaths of all.

These are the most bizarre deaths of the 19th century. From falling into a pit trap to eating one's hair, these deaths will surely make you feel grateful to be alive right now. If you're going to go, go big, or just don't go.
Clement Vallandigham is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Unusual Deaths: Bizarre Deaths Of The 19th Century
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U.S. Congressman and political opponent of Abraham Lincoln, Vallandigham died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound suffered in court while representing the defendant in a murder case. Demonstrating how the murder victim could have inadvertently shot himself, the gun, which Vallandigham believed to be unloaded, discharged and mortally wounded him. The defendant was acquitted.
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David Douglas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Unusual Deaths: Bizarre Deaths Of The 19th Century
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Scottish botanist David Douglas fell into a pit trap in which a bull had previously fell into. He was gored and possibly crushed.
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Jim Creighton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Unusual Deaths: Bizarre Deaths Of The 19th Century
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Baseball player Creighton died when he swung a bat too hard and ruptured his bladder.
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Matthew Vassar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Unusual Deaths: Bizarre Deaths Of The 19th Century
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Matthew Vassar


Brewer and founder of Vassar College, Vassar died in mid-speech while delivering his farewell address to the college board of trustees.