Crime Scene Photography · Mississippi · Political · Racially Motivated

The assassination of Medgar Evers

June 12, 1963 Jackson, Mississippi Medgar Evers is shot in the back while standing in his driveway Evers, a civil rights activist, worked towards voting rights, challenged segregation laws, and publicly investigated the murder of Emmett Till. Because of his activism, he became a target of the Ku Klux Klan and the White Citizens’ Council.… Continue reading The assassination of Medgar Evers

Crime Scene Photography · Massacres/Mass Murder · Political · Spain

A failed assassination attempt against King Alfonso XIII on his wedding day resulted in 15 or more bystanders killed and many more wounded

May 31, 1906 Madrid, Spain An assassination attempt against King Alfonso XIII fails to kill its target but kills at least 15 and injures 100 bystanders The attack happened as the King and his newly-wed Queen Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg were in a procession celebrating their marriage on their wedding day. Anarchist Mateo Morral concealed… Continue reading A failed assassination attempt against King Alfonso XIII on his wedding day resulted in 15 or more bystanders killed and many more wounded

Italy · Political

Roman emperor killed by his citizens after his decisions to keep his family in high standings results in angering the Vandals

May 31, 455 Rome, Italy Emperor Petronius Maximus is assassinated two and a half months after assuming the throne It was speculated that Petronius had a hand in the murder of the previous emperor, Valentinian III. One of those who suspected his involvement in the assassination was his widow, Licinia Eudoxia, whom Petronius married to… Continue reading Roman emperor killed by his citizens after his decisions to keep his family in high standings results in angering the Vandals

Executions · Germany · Political

Man executed for two failed assassination attempts on Hitler

May 14, 1941 Berlin, Germany 25-year-old Swiss theology student, Maurice Bavaud, is guillotined for an assassination attempt on Hitler Bavaud tried unsuccessfully twice to get near Hitler. His first attempt involved him impersonating a Swiss reporter to get closer to Hitler. This attempt failed after Hitler surrounded himself with other Nazi leaders whom Bavaud did… Continue reading Man executed for two failed assassination attempts on Hitler

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