France · Political

The assassination of Good King Henri

May 14, 1610 Paris, Kingdom of France King Henri IV, also known as “Henri the Good,” is assassinated François Ravaillac was a Catholic zealot and is suspected by some modern historians to have been schizophrenic. He had previously attempted to petition Henri, who had converted to Catholicism in 1593, on several occasions to exile or… Continue reading The assassination of Good King Henri

Austria · Political · Racially Motivated · Serial Killers

Serial killer Franz Fuchs dies in an apparent suicide

February 26, 2000 Graz, Austria Serial killer Franz Fuchs, who used bombs to target Roma people and their advocates, is found dead in his cell following an apparent suicide In December 1993, Fuchs sent out his first wave of mail bombs, targeting those who advocated for Roma refugees; several targets were injured. A second wave… Continue reading Serial killer Franz Fuchs dies in an apparent suicide

Maryland · Political

Man kills two, self while trying to hijack an airplane to assassinate President Nixon

February 22, 1974 Maryland Samuel Byck (44, pictured) kills an airport police officer and a co-pilot, wounds a pilot, and kills himself in a failed attempt to hijack a plane with the intention to crash it into the White House to assassinate President Nixon Byck had been outspoken in his disdain regarding Nixon and the… Continue reading Man kills two, self while trying to hijack an airplane to assassinate President Nixon

England · Political

Guy Fawkes found trying to destroy Parliament

November 5, 1605 London, England Guy Fawkes of the “gunpowder plot” is discovered before he can explode multiple barrels of gunpowder in the House of Lords, a plot created with the hopes of bringing greater religious tolerance for Catholics in England The reigning monarch at the time was King James I, who orchestrated an English… Continue reading Guy Fawkes found trying to destroy Parliament

Massacres/Mass Murder · Political · Texas

Man shoots at soldiers in a processing center, kills 13 and wounds 32 before he is subdued

November 5, 2009 Fort Hood, Texas Major Nidal Hasan fires on a group of military personnel in a processing center receiving treatment immediately before deploying or upon returning from deployment, killing 13 and wounding 32 Hasan, an Army major with a degree in psychiatry, entered the Soldier Readiness Processing Center armed with two weapons described… Continue reading Man shoots at soldiers in a processing center, kills 13 and wounds 32 before he is subdued