She asked for the head of John the Baptist. It was to be brought on a platter, the same as the other entries at this feast. So John was beheaded; becoming the first of many to die in this fashion. Many dying by even more horrible methods.
Matthew 14:1-12, Mark 6:14-29, Luke 7:7-9
Herod, John The Baptist, Herodias, Beheaded John