Theobald Wolfe Tone Attempts to Take His Life 1798

#OnThisDay 1798 Just hours before he was to be hanged, Theobald Wolfe Tone attempted to take his own life by cutting his throat with a penknife. However, Tone missed the arteries & was kept alive by a surgeon. Tone wryly said,

I find then, I am but a bad anatomist

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