History is a tapestry woven with both triumphs and tragedies, let’s look at 10 incidents from the darker chapters of history that have altered the course of nations.
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1. Andrew Jackson (Attempted Assassination, 1835): Richard Lawrence attempted to assassinate President Andrew Jackson in Washington, D.C. Both of Lawrence’s pistols misfired, and Jackson survived. Read more here.
2. Abraham Lincoln (Assassination, 1865): President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C., during a play. Read more here.
3. Theodore Roosevelt (Assassination Attempt, 1912): Theodore Roosevelt, the former President at the time, was shot in the chest during a campaign speech in Milwaukee but survived due to his thick speech manuscript and eyeglass case, which slowed the bullet. Read more here.
4. Frank Olson (Death, 1953): Frank Olson, a biochemist and CIA employee, fell to his death from a New York City hotel window in what later became known as the “Olsen affair,” involving CIA mind control experiments. Read more here.
5. Aldo Moro (Kidnapping and Murder, 1978): Aldo Moro, former Italian Prime Minister, was kidnapped by the Red Brigades and subsequently murdered after 55 days of captivity. Read more here.
6. John Lennon (Assassination, 1980): Musician and former Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in New York City. Read more here.
7. Harvey Milk and George Moscone (Assassination, 1978): San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone were assassinated by former Supervisor Dan White in City Hall. Read more here.
8. John Paul II (Assassination Attempt, 1981): Pope John Paul II was shot and wounded in an assassination attempt by Mehmet Ali Ağca in St. Peter’s Square, Vatican City. Read more here.
9. Rajiv Gandhi (Assassination, 1991): Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India, was assassinated by a suicide bomber during an election campaign. Read more here.
10. Olof Palme (Assassination, 1986): Olof Palme, the Prime. Read more here.
Let’s remember the past to protect a brighter future. Share your thoughts after reading!