Political · Washington DC

Lincoln’s assassination

April 14, 1865 Washington, D.C. John Wilkes Booth shoots President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theater Booth, a 26-year-old anti-abolitionist and actor, quickly formed his assassination plot when he discovered the President would be attending a play at Ford's Theater. He also assigned two other men to assassinate Vice President Andrew Johnson and Secretary of State… Continue reading Lincoln’s assassination

Political · Tennessee

The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr

April 4, 1968 Memphis, Tennessee Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel The Reverend Doctor King's killer, James Earl Ray, shot the Civil Right's leader in his right cheek. The bullet then struck King's jaw, traveled down his spinal column, and came to rest lodged in his shoulder.… Continue reading The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr

England · Political · Religion

Archbishop hacked by knights until “the blood white with brain … dyed the floor of the cathedral”

December 29, 1170 Kent, Kingdom of England Thomas of Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, is assassinated by knights, his head cut open with swords until "the blood white with brain ... dyed the floor of the cathedral" In 1163, a Canon was accused of murder. The Church at the time had the power over its clergy… Continue reading Archbishop hacked by knights until “the blood white with brain … dyed the floor of the cathedral”