Assassinations and Assassination Attempts

Assassination is the act of murdering a well-known figure by surprise attack.

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US Presidents
Assassinations and Assassination Attempts

Which US Presidents were assassinated?

US Presidents who were assassinated and their assassins:

Abraham Lincoln: April 14, 1865 by John Wilkes Booth

James Garfield: July 2, 1881 by Charles Guiteau

William McKinley: September 6, 1901 by Leon Czolgosz

John Kennedy: November 22, 1963 by Lee Harvey Oswald

More details on the assassinations

1) Abraham Lincoln was shot on Good Friday, April 14, 1865 at approximately 10:15 p.m. President Abraham Lincoln was shot by actor and Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth while attending a performance of Our American Cousinat Ford's Theatre with his wife and two guests. Lincoln died the following day-April 15, 1865-at 7:22 a.m., in the home of William Petersen. Booth was shot on April 26 in Virginia.

2) James Garfield was shot on July 2, 1881. He did not die until 2 months later, on September 19, 1881 and it is now believed that he died from blood poisoning due to poor medical treatment. Guiteau was tried, convicted, and hanged. The James A. Garfield assassination took place in Washington, D.C., at 9:30 a.m. on July 2, 1881, less than four months after Garfield took office. Charles J. Guiteau was the assassin. Garfield died 11 weeks later, on September 19, 1881 due to infections caused by substandard medical care.

3) William McKinley was shot twice on September 6, 1901 and died September 14, 1901. The assassin was anarchist Leon F. Czolgosz who was convicted and electrocuted.

4) John F. Kennedy was shot at 12:30 PM CDT November 22, 1965, and was dead on arrival at Parkland General Hospital in Dallas. Lee Harvey Oswald was shot and killed by Jack Ruby two days later. Kennedy was shot while riding with his wife Jacqueline in a presidential motorcade through Dealey Plaza. Although Kennedy was not formally declared dead until half an hour after the shooting, he effectively died instantaneously. The ten-month investigation of the Warren Commission of 1963-1964 concluded that Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald, an employee of the Texas School Book Depository in Dealey Plaza. The United States House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) of 1976-1979 later determined that Kennedy's murder was probably the result of a conspiracy that included Oswald.

Unsuccessful attempts at assassination

There have been about two dozen actual attempts on many other Presidents.

Andrew Jackson was not hurt after a man pointed two different pistols at him at close range and pulled their triggers, but miraculously they both failed to fire.

Theodore Roosevelt was shot while running again for President in 1912, and the bullet remained in him until his death in 1919. Ronald Reagan was shot two months after his inauguration in 1981, but fortunately survived the ricochet wound that penetrated his lung. Gerald Ford was the target of two female assassins, fired upon once but was not hit.
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US Presidents
Assassinations and Assassination Attempts

How many US Presidents have been shot?

Seven U. S. Presidents have been shot to date. Five of them were shot while President. Of those seven, four of them died from their injuries.

  1. Andrew Jackson - shot in 1806; survived (died naturally in 1845)
  2. Abraham Lincoln - shot and killed in 1865
  3. James Garfield - shot and killed in 1881
  4. William McKinley - shot and killed in 1901
  5. Theodore Roosevelt - shot in 1912; survived
  6. John F. Kennedy - shot and killed in 1963
  7. Ronald Reagan - shot in 1981; survived (died naturally in 2004)
US Presidents
John F. Kennedy
Assassinations and Assassination Attempts

Who else was in the car with JFK when he was shot?

His wife Jacqueline Kennedy, Texas Governor John Connally and wife Nellie, Roy Kellerman, Head of Secret Service at the White House, and William Greer, Secret Service Agent and Driver.

Abraham Lincoln
Assassinations and Assassination Attempts
John Wilkes Booth

Did John Wilkes Booth act alone in the assassination of President Lincoln or did others conspire him?

He had several accomplices: David Herald, Lewis Payne (AKA: Lewis Powell), George Atzerodt, and perhaps Mary Surratt, who's trial prejudice is still a matter of debate today.

2nd respondent

There were hundreds working separately to kill Lincoln.

Note: David Harold, George Atzerodt and Mary Surratt had nothing to do with the killing of Lincoln. David Harold and Lewis Payne tried to kill Secretary of State Seward. David Harold joined up with Booth 30 minutes after Booth killed Lincoln. Mary Surratt was executed but there is no proof that she conspired to kill Lincoln.

US Presidents
Abraham Lincoln
Assassinations and Assassination Attempts

How did Abraham Lincoln die?

Abraham Lincoln was the first president to die of assassination. He was shot in the back of his head by John Wilkes Booth, a well-known actor and Confederate spy from Maryland. Lincoln was assassinated at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. where he and his wife were attending the play Our American Cousin on April 14, 1865, which was Good Friday. Lincoln was shot once, at point blank range, at approximately 10:15 PM.

Once he was shot, he was carried from the theatre to a boarding house across the street from the theatre. He remained in a comatose state for more than 8 hours. Many doctors offered to help, and some examined the President, but there was ultimately nothing to be done, as the bullet was lodged deep in the President's brain. He died at approximately 7:22 AM the following morning, April 15, 1865.
He was shot in a theatre by an assasin
Lincoln was assassinated. (Murdered)
He was shot in the back of the head, almost at point-blank range, by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre in Washington DC.

Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth in Ford's Theater, Booth was a somewhat famous actor and shot Lincoln while he was watching the play.
John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln at point blank range on the 14th April, 1865. Lincoln was watching a play at Ford's Theatre at the time. Lincoln died early the next morning.
he got assassanated by a gun!!! duh everyone knows that lol
Shot in the back of the head at close range with a small caliber handgun.

Abraham Lincoln
Assassinations and Assassination Attempts

Why was Abraham Lincoln assassinated?

His assassin, John Wilkes Booth, was a Southern sympathizer and he hoped that the death of Lincoln, VP Johnson and Secrertary of State Seward (all of whom were targeted to die the night Lincoln was killed) would throw the Union government into such turmoil that the South would be inspired to win the war. But this would have been wildly improbable after Lee's surrender 5 days earlier.

President Lincoln was killed because the conspirators, especially John Wilkes Booth, were angry at how the Civil War was fought and the fact that General Ulysses S. Grant stopped the prisoner-of-war exchange toward the end of the war. Booth was an ardent supporter of slavery and thought the South should have been left alone. Booth hated Lincoln and what he stood for, and was distraught by the destruction the war wreaked on the South. Before General Robert E. Lee surrendered, Booth had planned to kidnap Lincoln, hoping he could be exchanged for Confederate prisoners or even end the conflict.

Germany in WW2
Assassinations and Assassination Attempts

Was Reichkanzler Hitler's personal photographer Hoffman present at the Eagle's Nest and Berlin Fuhrerbunker after the July 20th 1944 assassination attempt?

For an correct answer to your question, I'll advise you to surf to the website of second German television; and mail your question to Herrn Guido Knopp an expert on this Item

US Civil War
Abraham Lincoln
Assassinations and Assassination Attempts

How was Lincoln's assassination bad for the south?

Yes, because after the war Lincoln was very forgiving of the south and would take them back without that much punishment so once he was assassinated, the south a bigger punishment cause Lincoln was gone. They called this the wade Davis bill.

World War 2
World War 1
WW1 Allied Forces
Assassinations and Assassination Attempts

The assassination of which statesman by the Black Hand Gang of Serbia is seen by historians as a major cause of the First World War?

Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir of the Austro-Hungarian throne was assassinated by the Black Hand Gang of Serbia, which sparked off the chain of events which lead to the First World War.



History of the United States
Abraham Lincoln
Assassinations and Assassination Attempts

Where was Abraham Lincoln assassinated?

Abraham Lincoln was assassinated at Ford's Theater, located at 511 10th St ,NW ,in Washington, DC, on Good Friday, April 14, 1865. Lincoln was there to see an evening performance of the stage play, Our American Cousin, starring Laura Keene. The assassin, actor John Wilkes Booth, entered the unguarded Presidential box and shot Lincoln at close range in the back of the head.

President Lincoln was taken to the Peterson House across the street from Ford's Theater where he was in a coma for nine hours until he died on April 15, 1865 at 7:22 am.
He was assassinated at Ford's Theater on April 14, 1865
Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C.
Abraham Lincoln died at the Petersen House, located across the street from Ford's Theater, where he was shot by John Wilkes Booth.

President Lincoln was shot in Ford's Theater in Washington DC; he was sitting inside a box seat (an enclosed room with an opening facing the stage.) with his wife, Major Henry Rathbone, and his fiancé, Clara Harris.

John Wilkes Booth walked through the unlocked door to the box seat, as the watch guard who was supposed to be standing next to the door had left his post. Wilkes Booth shot the President once, in the back of the head.

The President was then quickly carried out of the theater. Across the street, at the Petersen House where One of the boarders at the Petersen House was young Henry Safford heard a disturbance in the street and quickly went out the front door. He saw the president being carried into the street and yelled, "Bring him in here. Bring him in here." The invitation was accepted.

The President was carried into the parlor, and onto a bed where he remained for the next 8.5-9 hours, comatose. Almost every doctor with in a day's travel, who had heard of the President's tragedy, offered to help, but the President never regained consciousness. He died on April 15, at 7:22am.
At the Petersen House, in Washington DC, across the street from Ford's theater.
Abraham Lincoln died in the Ford's Theater in the USA where he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth on the 15th of April 1865 He did not die in Ford's Theater. He was shot there. He died the next day.

Peterson Boarding HouseOn April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., where Abraham and Mary Todd were attending the play Our American Cousin. He died at 7:22 a.m. the following day, April 15th, at the Peterson Boarding House across the street from Ford's Theatre. Ford's Theatre is located a half mile east from the White House.
History of India
Assassinations and Assassination Attempts

Where was Rajeev Gandhi assassinated?

Rajeev Gandhi was assassinated in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu, India on 21st May 1991.
The dates for Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi were October 2, 1869-January 30, 1948. He was assassinated as he took his regular evening stroll on the grounds of his last residence, Birla Bhavan [Bird House], in New Delhi. His assassin, Nathuram Godse, was a Hindu who felt that Gandhi was too concilatory towards Muslim Pakistan.

Law & Legal Issues
Barack Obama
Assassinations and Assassination Attempts

Has President Obama been threatened?

Unfortunately, yes. While it is true that just about all presidents have received death threats occasionally, some sources that track hate groups and militia movements have noted that President Obama receives more death threats than other presidents did. Part of that is a consequence of our social media and internet world, where rumor, conspiracy theories, and outrage can flourish, making it easier for certain people's emotions to intensify. Of course, not every person who dislikes the president will make threats against him; but online, people sometimes believe they are anonymous and can say whatever they like with impunity-- however, that is not true if you threaten someone's life, especially if the person you are threatening is the president. Some of the threats directed towards the president do not come from the online world. Rather, they originate with hate groups that dislike the idea of a black president, and certain members have tried to carry out plots against him. Thanks to increased vigilance by agencies monitoring these hate groups, these plots have not succeeded.

Abraham Lincoln
Assassinations and Assassination Attempts
John Wilkes Booth

What did John Wilkes Booth say when he shot President Abraham Lincoln?

"Sic semper tyrannis" (Latin for 'Thus always to tyrants')

Booth leaped to the theater stage after he shot Lincoln, and proclaimed his Latin words.

Word Games
English Spelling and Pronunciation
Assassinations and Assassination Attempts

How do you spell assassination?

The correct spelling is 'assassination'.
The correct spelling is assassination, killing someone for political or ideological reasons.

Assassinations and Assassination Attempts

Who was father garnett?

farther garnett was a priest that helped the plotters escape but he was caught and executed

World War 1
Assassinations and Assassination Attempts

4 The name of the person whose assassination triggered off a series of development that led the world war-1?

Franz Ferdinand and his wife were shot and killed by Gavrilo Princip, a member of the Black Hand. They were activists to create a single Serbian nation. Franz Ferdinand was an archduke and heir to the throne of Austria.

Civil Lawsuits
Assassinations and Assassination Attempts

How many people did Bernhard Goetz kill?

four 4

World War 1
Assassinations and Assassination Attempts

Did World War 1 really start with an assassination?

Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austrian throne was assassinated by a Serb, Gavrilo Princip. That started the war between Austria-Hungary and Serbia and due to a complex system of treaties, other countries were soon involved.

Although the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand was the spark that started the war, the war probably would have started before long anyway. This had a lot to do with the alliances and treaties between countries- Europe was basically divided in two and one disagreement could start a world war. Competition between nations was common- Germany and Britain competing for best national fleet, certain countries that had broke free of the Ottoman Empire being fought over. In fact, that was the reason the assassination occured in the first place- Gavilo Princeep was a member of the Black Hand, a Serb revolutionist group. They laid the plans. Also, you have to realize that none of the countries involved in the war thought it would last so long. Each nation thought they could win the war in a short amount of time. The people each believed their country was the best and each government thought they had the best military plan. In fact, in the beginning, the war was more of a competition to prove the better nation than a real war.

John F. Kennedy
Assassinations and Assassination Attempts

What are facts about the assassination Robert F Kennedy?

1~Robert F. Kennedy got 3 gunshots,the 3rd went through his jacket but didn't hit him.

2~Not only did Sirhan Sirhan shoot Robert F. Kennedy but Sirhan shot 5 others as well.

3~Sirhan Sirhan fired at Robert F. Kennedy ONLY from the FRONT but R.F.K had a wound on the BACK of his neck.

4~Sirhan Sirhan stalked Robert F. Kennedy because Sirhan Sirhan became obsessed with killing him then later killed R.F.K in a hotel kitchen

5~Sirhan Sirhan was sentenced to death but was reduced to life in prison

6~Sirhan Sirhan practiced mind control and self-hyposis to become an assassin

7~"Not only did Sirhan Sirhan assassinate R.F.K in a first-degree murder but he also had five counts of assault with a deadly weapon."



Cars & Vehicles
John F. Kennedy
Assassinations and Assassination Attempts

Why did John F. Kennedy have the top down on the car when he was shot?

JFK had the top down so people could see him.

Abraham Lincoln
Assassinations and Assassination Attempts

Abraham Lincoln assassination slave point of view?

Lincoln wanted to abolish slavery, and to forgive the states that were defeated.

Joseph Stalin
Assassinations and Assassination Attempts
Soviet Union (USSR)

Why did Stalin have Leon Trotsky assassinated?

Leon Trotsky, even in exile, was an important figure in world communism. His reputation from the early years before and after the Bolshevik revolution was well respected among many Marxists and even democratic socialists. Trotsky's writings on the travesties of Stalin were widely distributed. In order to halt these attacks, Stalin placed a bounty for the death of Trotsky.

Assassinations and Assassination Attempts

What conclusion was reached by the Warren Commission?

That Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.

Assassinations and Assassination Attempts
James A. Garfield

Who was assassinated by Charles Guiteau?

James Garfield was shot and eventually died from the bullets of the lawyer,

World War 1
Central Powers
Assassinations and Assassination Attempts

Who was sent to Serbia after the assassination of Franz Ferdinand?

the black hand


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