April 19: Executed Criminals’ Last Words

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April 19

Executed Criminals’ Last Words

 

301.

It is the duty of every good officer to obey any orders given him by his commander-in-chief.
(Actual)
Shot by British as a spy.

~Nathan Hale, American hero, d. 1776

 

302.

(To his executioners) Shoot me in the chest!

~Benito Mussolini, Italian dictator, d.1945