Famous Last Words · Political · Mexico

FLW: tell them I said something

Famous Last Words Francisco "Pancho" Villa (born José Doroteo Arango Arámbula) Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico July 20, 1923 Villa, a Mexican revolutionary general and folk hero, and 4 of his associates were assassinated by a group of 7 riflemen. It's not clear why his assassination was carried out; some believe it was due to a feud… Continue reading FLW: tell them I said something

Executions · Famous Last Words · Political · Romania

Man executed in a mock coronation after attempting a rebellion

July 20, 1514 Temesvár (modern day Timișoara, Romania) György Dózsa is executed in a perverted twist of a royal coronation as punishment for a failed rebellion Dózsa had led a peasants' revolt against the Hungarian nobility, which failed. The day before his execution, he called to onlookers shouting "Come back tomorrow, you miserable slaves, and… Continue reading Man executed in a mock coronation after attempting a rebellion

California · Executions · Famous Last Words

FLW: Make it snappy

Famous Last Words Charles H. Simpson San Quentin, California o July 17, 1931 "Make it snappy, boys." 18-year-old Simpson, nicknamed the "torch slayer" by the newspapers, was executed for the February 16, 1931 robbery and murder of an elderly family friend. Albina Voorhies ran a shop and had locked up for the night, which Simpson… Continue reading FLW: Make it snappy

Executions · Famous Last Words · Massachusetts · Religion

FLW: God will give you blood to drink

Famous Last Words Sarah Good Salem Village, Province of Massachusetts Bay (modern day Danvers, Massachusetts) July 17, 1692 “I am no more a witch than you are a wizard, and if you take away my life, God will give you blood to drink.” Good was one of the 20 people executed during the Salem Witchcraft… Continue reading FLW: God will give you blood to drink

England · Executions · Famous Last Words · Political

FLW: don’t hack me

Famous Last Words James Scott, Duke of Monmouth London, England July 15, 1685 “Do not hack me as you did my lord Russell.” Monmouth was executed for treason after leading an unsuccessful rebellion against his uncle, King James II & VII (second of England and Ireland, seventh of Scotland). Monmouth was called the illegitimate son… Continue reading FLW: don’t hack me