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

France · Political

The assassination of Alexander I of Yugoslavia, one of the first assassinations captured on film

October 9, 1934 Marseille, France King Alexander I of Yugoslavia is assassinated Alexander I had been the King of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes from 1921 to 1929, until Alexander changed the kingdom’s name to the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. Just before his assassination, he had arrived in France to strengthen the countries’ alliance and was being… Continue reading The assassination of Alexander I of Yugoslavia, one of the first assassinations captured on film

England · Newspaper clippings

Man assassinated by poisoned umbrella

September 7, 1978 London, England Georgi Ivanov Markov (Георги Иванов Марков) is struck in the leg with a poisoned pellet, leading to his death four days later Markov had defected from his home, the People’s Republic of Bulgaria, and became an outspoken critic of the country’s regime. On September 7, as he walked across Waterloo… Continue reading Man assassinated by poisoned umbrella

Poland · Political

Operation Valkyrie, the failed assassination attempt on Hitler

July 20, 1944 Rastenburg, East Prussia, German Empire (modern day Kętrzyn, Warmia-Masuria, Poland) An assassination attempt on Adolph Hitler’s life, orchestrated by high-ranking German officials, fails A group of members of the German government conspired to assassinate Hitler, fearing he was leading the country to annihilation. A plan was formed, and Colonel Claus Philipp Maria… Continue reading Operation Valkyrie, the failed assassination attempt on Hitler

Famous Last Words · Mexico · Political

FLW: tell them I said something

Famous Last Words Francisco "Pancho" Villa (born José Doroteo Arango Arámbula) Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico July 20, 1923 Villa, a Mexican revolutionary general and folk hero, and 4 of his associates were assassinated by a group of 7 riflemen. It's not clear why his assassination was carried out; some believe it was due to a feud… Continue reading FLW: tell them I said something