Electrocuting an Elephant

Died, Jan 4, 1903

Topsy the elephant was electrocuted by the owners of the Coney Island amusement park "Luna Park" in an event to raise publicity about the opening of the new park (at this point still under construction).

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Thomas Alva Edison,Thompson and Dundy's killing of Topsy has switched attribution, with claims it was an anti-alternating current demonstration organized by Thomas A. Edison during the war of the currents.