Political · Wisconsin

Teddy Roosevelt shot during assassination attempt, goes on to give hour and a half long speech

October 14, 1912 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Former president Teddy Roosevelt is shot during an assassination attempt, though he finishes a 90-minute speech before seeking medical attention Roosevelt was campaigning, as he was again running for president under a new party platform: the Progressive Party. The new party was a result of a split between the Republican… Continue reading Teddy Roosevelt shot during assassination attempt, goes on to give hour and a half long speech

France · Political

The assassination of Alexander I of Yugoslavia, one of the first assassinations captured on film

October 9, 1934 Marseille, France King Alexander I of Yugoslavia is assassinated Alexander I had been the King of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes from 1921 to 1929, until Alexander changed the kingdom’s name to the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. Just before his assassination, he had arrived in France to strengthen the countries’ alliance and was being… Continue reading The assassination of Alexander I of Yugoslavia, one of the first assassinations captured on film

Executions · Famous Last Words · New York · Political

FLW: accepts his death, but not the manner

Famous Last Words Major John André Tappan, New York October 2, 1780 “I am reconciled to my death, but I detest the mode.” Maj. André was hanged for as a spy for assisting Major General Benedict Arnold in his attempt to surrender to the British. He requested to be executed by firing squad, believing it… Continue reading FLW: accepts his death, but not the manner

Famous Last Words · Italy · Political

FLW: an enigmatic mistake

Famous Last Words Emperor Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus Rome, Italy September 13, 81 AD “I have made only one mistake.” Emperor Titus was 41 at the time of his death, serving just two years in office before he died. During that time, he was renowned for his charity, assisting the survivors of the Mount… Continue reading FLW: an enigmatic mistake

Argentina · Executions · Political · Religion

Pregnant woman and the father of her child executed by firing squad to “satisfy religion”

August 18, 1848 San Andrés, Buenos Aires, Argentina 8-months-pregnant Maria Camila O'Gorman Ximénez (20) and her lover Father Ladislao Gutiérrez (24) are executed by a firing squad Father Gutiérrez was a Jesuit priest and his church was the only one within Argentina's Catholic Church to condemn the police state the country was under at the… Continue reading Pregnant woman and the father of her child executed by firing squad to “satisfy religion”