Executions · Germany · Political

Man executed for two failed assassination attempts on Hitler

May 14, 1941 Berlin, Germany 25-year-old Swiss theology student, Maurice Bavaud, is guillotined for an assassination attempt on Hitler Bavaud tried unsuccessfully twice to get near Hitler. His first attempt involved him impersonating a Swiss reporter to get closer to Hitler. This attempt failed after Hitler surrounded himself with other Nazi leaders whom Bavaud did… Continue reading Man executed for two failed assassination attempts on Hitler

Executions · Nevada · Newspaper clippings

Man executed by “gun-firing machine”

May 14, 1913 Carson City, Nevada Andriza Mircovich is executed by a gun-firing machine Mircovich had been convicted of the murder of an attorney. Mircovich saw the lawyer, John Gregovich, at a train station and said "I'll get you, you old son-of-a-bitch!" before stabbing him in the chest and groin, puncturing Gregovich's lung and severing… Continue reading Man executed by “gun-firing machine”

Executions · Illinois · Serial Killers

Man executed, but not before attempting to sell photographs of himself posing on the gallows to pay for his body to be returned to his home state

May 14, 1897 Paxton, Illinois Fred Hoelman is executed for the murder of a woman, though suspected of having murdered more Hoelman (alternatively spelled Hollman) was convicted of the murder of Weibke Geddes in December of 1896. According to Legal Executions in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky and Missouri: A Comprehensive Registry, 1866-1965 by Daniel Allen… Continue reading Man executed, but not before attempting to sell photographs of himself posing on the gallows to pay for his body to be returned to his home state

California · Executions · Famous Last Words

FLW: smells like rotten eggs

Famous Last Words Warren Cramer San Quentin, California May 14, 1943 "I don't smell anything yet. (Pause) It smells like rotten eggs." Starting at the age of 14, Cramer had been a serial arsonist, confessing to 20 fires in churches, City Hall, and police headquarters. His father was quoted as saying “Warren’s mother died a… Continue reading FLW: smells like rotten eggs