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this day in history

Lead Story
Building of Hoover Dam begins, 1930
American Revolution
Battle of Hubbardton, 1777
Stock car driver Kenny Irwin Jr. dies in crash, 2000
Civil War
Kit Carson’s campaign against the Indians, 1863
Cold War
Samantha Smith leaves for visit to the USSR, 1983
Mary Surratt is first woman executed by U.S. federal government, 1865
Tanker accident causes deadly fire, 1987
General Interest
The impeachment of Senator Blount, 1797
U.S. occupies Iceland, 1941
Female cadets enrolled at West Point, 1976
O’Connor nominated to Supreme Court, 1981
Terrorists attack London transit system at rush hour, 2005
Johnny Depp stars in second Pirates of the Caribbean movie, 2006
Birthday of Sherlock Holmes’ sidekick, Dr. Watson, 1852
“The Stripper,” by David Rose, becomes the #1 pop hit in America, 1962
Old West
Warren Earp killed in Arizona, 1900
Future President Jimmy Carter marries, 1946
Jim Thorpe begins Olympic triathlon, 1912
Vietnam War
China announces it will provide aid to Hanoi, 1955
New ambassador arrives in Saigon, 1964
First U.S. troops withdrawn from South Vietnam, 1969
World War I
British Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps is officially established, 1917
World War II
Himmler decides to begin medical experiments on Auschwitz prisoners, 1942

25 Most Famous Last Words Ever Uttered (YouTube)


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It is believed that people tend to become the most honest when they are about to die. Some have even said that of all the words a man utters in his entire lifetime, it is what he says on his death bed that makes the most sense. Here is a list of the 25 most famous last words ever uttered by some of the most celebrated heroes, celebrities and political leaders in the course of history, as well as relatively brief accounts of why they said those words.


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– Sir James Matthew Barrie – “I can’t sleep.”
– John Adams – “Thomas Jefferson…”
Queen Marie Antoinette – “Pardon me, Sir, I did not do it on purpose.”
– Louisa May Alcott -“Is it not meningitis?”
Mary Elizabeth Jenkins Surratt – “Please don’t let me fall.”
James Donald French – “Hey fellas! How about this for a headline for tomorrow’s paper? French Fries!”
– John Quincy Adams – “This is the last of Earth! I am content!”
– Alexander the Great – “To the strongest!”
– John F. Kennedy – “No, you certainly can’t.”
– Alexander II – “Home to the palace to die.”
– Hector Hugh Munro – “Put out the bloody cigarette!”
– Salvador Allende – These are my last words, and I am certain that my sacrifice will not be in vain, I am certain that, at the very least, it will be a moral lesson that will punish felony, cowardice and treason.”
Major John Andre – “I pray you to bear me witness that I meet my fate like a brave man.”
– James Brown – “I’m going away tonight.”
– Michael Faraday – “I shall be with Christ, and that is enough.”
– Joan Crawford – “Don’t you dare ask God to help me”
– Nostradamus – “Tomorrow, I shall no longer be here.”
– Jimmy L. Glass – “I’d rather be fishing.”
– Humphrey Bogart – “I should have never switched from Scotch to Martinis.”
Jane Dornacker – “Hit the water, hit the water, hit the water!”
– Emperor Julian – “You have won, O Galilean.”
Jessica Dubroff – “Do you hear the rain? Do you hear the rain?”
Dominique Bouhours – “I am about to — or I am going to — die: either expression is correct.”
Belinda Emmett – “Are you all right?”
– Aleister Crowley – “I am perplexed. Satan, get out!”

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This Day In History: May 26, 1868

Andrew Johnson Avoids Impeachment by One Vote (1868)

Johnson became president following Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. When he attempted to dismiss his Secretary of War without senatorial consent, congressional leaders—for the first time in US history—sought to remove the president from office. Their first attempt failed, but in 1868, the House passed a resolution of impeachment against him. During the trial, the charges proved weak, and the two-thirds vote needed for conviction failed by one vote. Which senators voted against their party? More… Discuss