On 29 October 1901 Leon Czolgosz, an American Anarchist born near Detroit, was executed for assassinating President McKinley.
These are his last words:
"I killed the President for good reason, to punish through him the crimes of his class and arouse the oppressed who let themselves be ruled by the bullying rabble. I am not sorry for what I did; I am happy with it; I am only sorry that I was unable to see my father one last time".
Taken from Giuseppe Ciancabilla "Fired By The Ideal: Italian-American Anarchist Responses To Czolgosz's Killing Of McKinley " (Kate Sharpley Library, 2002).