Assassinations Story Briefs

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.

Police officers arrest Lee Harvey Oswald at the Texas Theater on November 22, 1963.

During a June 28, 1914 visit to Sarajevo, Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie are assassinated. The archduke's death is a precipitating cause of World...

Gavrilo Princip tries to commit suicide, after his fatal shooting of the Archduke and his wife, but the cyanide in the capsule he swallows is old, hen...

Not knowing whether there was a conspiracy behind the death of President Kennedy, officials initially delayed the formal announcement of his death.

Driving through the streets of Sarajevo, the driver of Franz Ferdinand makes a wrong turn. This provides a potential assassin with a deadly opportunit...

Less than a month before he was sworn-in as America's president, Franklin Roosevelt was involved in a career-defining situation. Giuseppe ("Joe") Zang...

Horatio Nelson is Britain's national hero, but what he did at Trafalgar made him a legend.

How Captain Cook changed the way Hawaiians lived.

Captain Cook in Hawaii

Learn how Captain Cook died in Hawaii.

Clint Hill, a Secret Service officer for JFK, shared his memory of the day President Kennedy was fatally shot.

Unafraid to speak his mind against the drug cartels, and to take action against Pablo Escobar, Luis Carlos Galán becomes an assassination target.

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