Assassinations Videos

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.

On the 14th of April, 1865, President Lincoln and his wife attended a play at Ford’s Theater in Washington.  Earlier that day, John Wilkes...

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...

Jesse James was a legend during his own lifetime.

The spark of WWI occurs on June 28, 1914 when Gavrilo Princip assassinates the heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire and his wife in Sarajevo. This is t...


When he was 78 years old, Gandhi tried to mediate a rift which had developed between two of India's leading political figures.

Gandhi remains a highly respected man in his home country (India) and around the world. Who was he as a man and as a leader?

Utterly stunned at the shocking murder of her close colleague, Airey Neave, Margaret Thatcher speaks to the press on March 30, 1979.

Less than a month before he was sworn-in as America's 32nd President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was visiting Miami.

The Dallas Police Department frequently put Oswald in front of television cameras between his time of capture and murder.

Charles Guiteau, the assassin of President Garfield, was put on trial for murder, commencing November 14, 1881.

Ruth Paine, who helped Lee Oswald get a job at the Texas School Book Depository, and provided shelter for his wife and two daughters, unwittingly gave...

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