Executions · Famous Last Words · France · Political

FLW: crimes committed in the name of Liberty

Famous Last Words Madame Roland Paris, France November 8, 1793 "O Liberty! Liberty! What crimes are committed in your name!" Madame Roland was a victim of the Reign of Terror. She proclaimed her innocence of treason. She spoke her Last Words to a statute of Liberty before being beheaded by the guillotine. Her husband, whose… Continue reading FLW: crimes committed in the name of Liberty

Canada · Illinois · Newspaper clippings

Clippings: an un-cursed mirror and a murdering pastor

From the Chicago Daily Tribune Chicago, Illinois Windsor, Ontario Published November 8, 1920 A mirror which brought bad luck to former owners provides fortune to the man who currently possessed it. As the man turned to work on a watch, he glimpsed into the mirror out of habit and noticed his customer attempting to strike… Continue reading Clippings: an un-cursed mirror and a murdering pastor

Ireland · Massacres/Mass Murder · Political

Remembrance Day bombing

November 8, 1987 Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland A bomb set by the Irish Republican Army explodes near a memorial of British soldiers on Remembrance Day, killing 12 and injuring 63 Of the 12 killed, most were elderly pensioners. The IRA admitted a mistake in the bombing, stating their intended target had been British soldiers… Continue reading Remembrance Day bombing