Assassinations Chapters

High-profile leaders are sometimes criminal targets. Take a look at some of history's most infamous assassinations (and assassination attempts), including the shooting deaths of four American presidents.

As Booth shoots Lincoln, Lewis Payne tries and fails to assassinate Secretary of State William Seward.

President McKinley is laid to rest as huge crowds look on and Thomas Edison films the event.

Alexander is quick to claim the throne after the death of his father who was murdered, by one of the King's own bodyguards.

Lincoln's election marks the beginning of many assassination threats and plots.

While at "Wolfsschanze" (Wolf's Lair), for a military planning conference, Hitler survives an assassination attempt. Even though he is in prison, Bon...

Police find paper wrappings, cartridges, a rifle and fingerprints on the sixth floor of the Dallas School Book Depository.

Can black children be barred from attending publicly supported schools?

How Captain Cook changed the way Hawaiians lived.

Captain Cook in Hawaii

Learn how Captain Cook died in Hawaii.

Nicholas' daughters survive the first hail of gunfire because the gems sewn into their clothing provide some protection from the bullets.

Jackie Kennedy endures the unendurable when she sees her husband murdered. Soon after JFK's death, and before leaving Dallas, Lyndon Baines Johnson ta...

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