Felice Orsini and Guiseppe Pieri, unsuccessful assassins of Napoleon III, are executed in Paris
Felice Orsini and Guiseppe Pieri were guillotined in Paris. They had been found guilty in the assassination attempt on the life of Emperor Napoleon III the previous January. In his will, Orsini agreed to the justice of his sentence. (By John Osborne)
Charlton Thomas Lewis, Joseph H. Willsey, Harper's Book of Facts: A Classified History of the World; Embracing Science, Literature, and Art (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1895), 299.