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

Illinois · Political

Man assassinates Mayor for not giving him a job

October 28, 1893 Chicago, Illinois Eugene Patrick Prendergast assassinates Mayor Carter Henry Harrison for not giving him a job (which was apparently no uncommon at the time) Prendergast, a 23-year-old newspaper carrier, had electioneered for Mayor Harrison’s fifth term in office, a service Prendergast assumed would allow him to hold the seat of corporate counsel.… Continue reading Man assassinates Mayor for not giving him a job

Executions · Germany · Political

German teen beheaded for distributing anti-Nazi publications

October 27, 1942 Berlin, Germany 17-year-old Helmuth Günther Guddat Hübener is executed for defying the Nazi regime Hübener, a devout member of the Church of Latter-Day Saints (also referred to as Mormons), was morally against the actions of the Nazis, including the limiting of civil rights of all citizens and in particular the treatment of… Continue reading German teen beheaded for distributing anti-Nazi publications

Political · Wisconsin

Teddy Roosevelt shot during assassination attempt, goes on to give hour and a half long speech

October 14, 1912 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Former president Teddy Roosevelt is shot during an assassination attempt, though he finishes a 90-minute speech before seeking medical attention Roosevelt was campaigning, as he was again running for president under a new party platform: the Progressive Party. The new party was a result of a split between the Republican… Continue reading Teddy Roosevelt shot during assassination attempt, goes on to give hour and a half long speech