FLW: happiest moment of his life

Famous Last Words George Engel Chicago, Illinois November 11, 1887 "Hurrah for anarchy! This is the happiest moment of my life." Anarchist and toy store owner George Engel was arrested, tried, and convicted for conspiracy in a recent Haymarket riot. The riot started as a peaceful protest with demonstrators demanding eight-hour work days, but quickly…

Cherry Valley massacre

November 11, 1778 Cherry Valley, New York British forces, Loyalists, and Iroquois forces comprised of Mohawk and Seneca tribesmen, attack, killing 44 civilians and soldiers and capturing over 40 The Iroquois joined the British in retaliation for the mistreatment of the leader of the Mohawks, Joseph Brandt, and the British were interested in occupying the…