November 17th, 1878 – Long live the Universal Republic!

Giovanni Passannante was an Italian anarchist who attempted to assassinate king Umberto I of Italy on November 17th, 1878, the first attempt against Savoy monarchy since its origins. Originally condemned to death, his sentence was later commuted to life imprisonment. The conditions of his imprisonment drove him insane and have been denounced as inhumane.

This Day in History – February 12th, 1894

Émile Henry (26 September 1872, Barcelona – 21 May 1894, Paris, France) was a French anarchist, who on February 12th, 1894 detonated a bomb at the Café Terminus in the Parisian Gare Saint-Lazare killing one person and wounding twenty. Though his activity in the Anarchist movement was limited, he garnered much attention as a result […]

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