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

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

Crime Scene Photography · Illinois

Man with connections to Al Capone gunned down as he drives

November 8, 1939 Chicago, Illinois Lawyer and racetrack operator Edward J. “Easy Eddie” O’Hare is fatally shot by unidentified men while driving O’Hare’s assassination occurred a week before mob boss Al Capone was released from Alcatraz. The two were in business together, running dog- and horse-tracks, and O’Hare had represented Capone in court in the… Continue reading Man with connections to Al Capone gunned down as he drives

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

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