October 9, 1967 -- Revolutionary leader Che Guevara was executed. His last words"
"I know you've come to kill me. Shoot, you are only going to kill a man."
October 11, 1809 -- Explorer Meriwether Lewis died, either by suicide or as the victim of a robbery. His last words:
"I am not coward, but I am so strong. It is hard to die."
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