Australia · Executions · Famous Last Words

FLW: please make it quick

Famous last words Ronald Ryan Coburg, Victoria, Australia February 3, 1967 "God bless you, please make it quick." Ryan was convicted of shooting and killing a police officer during an escape. He claimed innocence of the murder until his death, and many believed he was innocent of this crime. He garnered nationwide support, many attempting… Continue reading FLW: please make it quick

England · Famous Last Words

FLW: Churchill bores of it all

Famous Last Words Sir Winston Churchill Kensington, London, England January 15, 1965 "I'm bored with it all." After suffering numerous strokes and struggling with depression, the former Prime Minister, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, and overall highly ambitious Sir Winston Churchill uttered his Famous Last Words shortly before slipping into a coma, dying… Continue reading FLW: Churchill bores of it all

New York · Newspaper clippings · Wisconsin

Clippings: teen killed by friend who tried to shoot a mouse; man shoots ex-wife, wife’s employer

From the Chicago Sunday Tribune Published January 10, 1960 A 15-year-old was killed when his 16-year-old friend tried to shoot a mouse. Garvin Gillham argued loudly with his ex-wife at her place of employment. Her employer, a farmer, called police before threatening the Gillham with a pitchfork. Gillham shot the farmer 7 times, killing him,… Continue reading Clippings: teen killed by friend who tried to shoot a mouse; man shoots ex-wife, wife’s employer