Julius Caesar, Abraham Lincoln, JFK — open the case files of the world’s most notorious political murders and find out how they’ve shaped history.
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His assassination ignited World War I.
Gavril Princip, a 19-year-old Bosnian-Serb, ignited World War I after assassinating Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand on June 28, 1914.
Julius Caesar’s 44 B.C. assassination is marked by _________.
Caesar’s bloody assassination is remembered on March 15, the Ides of March.
The first president to be assassinated was________.
President Lincoln was fatally shot on April 14, 1865. He died the next day.
John Wilkes Booth shot and killed _________.
John Wilkes Booth shot President Lincoln on April 14, 1865. The plot also included the planned murders of Vice President Andrew Johnson and Secretary of State William Seward. Only Lincoln’s assassination was carried out successfully.
Where was Abraham Lincoln assassinated?
John Wilkes Booth attacked President Lincoln on April 14, 1865, during a performance of “Our American Cousin” at Washington, D.C.’s Ford’s Theater. Lincoln, mortally wounded from a shot to the head, never regained consciousness and died the next morning at the Petersen House, a neighboring residence.
The first president to be protected by the Secret Service was __________.
Created to monitor U.S. counterfeit operations, the Secret Service wasn’t officially named the president’s personal protection agency until the 1901 assassination of President McKinley. The first president to be protected by the Secret Service was Theodore Roosevelt, a year later.
Secret agents planted an exploding cigar to kill Cuban President Fidel Castro.
In 1963, the CIA devised a plot to assassinate Castro with an explosives-packed cigar. Other ways the CIA tried unsuccessfully to get rid of Castro? They placed an exploding seashell near Castro’s favorite diving spot, and they poisoned a wet suit.
Assassination is a form of terrorism.
Terrorists use force or violence against people or property to intimidate or coerce governments, often with political or religious motives. This includes assassinating of public figures.
He was killed helping secure Indian independence.
In non-violent protests, Mahatma Gandhi helped secure Indian independence from the British during the 1940s. On Jan 30, 1948, Gandhi was murdered by a Hindu fanatic.
This civil rights leader was assassinated in 1968.
Civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot and killed on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. James Early Ray was later convicted in King’s death.
Mark David Chapman killed iconic musician.
Mark David Chapman shot and killed iconic Beatles songwriter John Lennon on Dec 8, 1980.
Who assassinated President John F. Kennedy?
Lee Harvey Oswald was held but never convicted in Kennedy’s murder. Oswald was gunned down by Jack Ruby less than two days after the assassination.
Where was John F. Kennedy killed?
Kennedy was shot and killed on Nov 22, 1963. He was riding in his presidential motorcade in Dallas, Texas.
His death sparked anti-Syrian outrage in Lebanon.
Former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri was assassinated in 2005. Syrian officials were implicated in the attack.
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