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Assassination Attempt

The United States' First Ever Presidential Assassinatio...

January 30, 2021

The etching of the assassination attempt. (Unknown author/Wikimedia Commons) In 1835, Andrew Jackson almost became the first American president to be killed i...

The Fascinating Conspiracy Theory About Bob Marley's De...

May 11, 2020

(Caspiax/Wikimedia Commons) On May 11, 1981, reggae's spiritual savior and biggest hit-maker, Bob Marley, passed away at what is now the University of Miami H...

The Assassination Of Julius Caesar: History And Stories...

March 15, 2020

The death of Caesar. (Leemage/UIG via Getty Images) Beware the Ides of March! If you're like most of us, you were introduced to this phrase, as well as the as...

Operation Flash: When Three Plots To Kill Hitler Failed...

March 13, 2020

Throughout World War II, plenty of people tried to assassinate Hitler for obvious reasons. On a single day in March 1943, however, there were at least three diffe...

Guy Fawkes: The Man, The Myth, The Mask

January 31, 2020

A man with a Guy Fawkes mask during a protest. (Photo by Giorgos Georgiou/NurPhoto via Getty Images) In recent years, we've come to know Guy Fawkes more for his dashing, mustach...

The Assassination Of Mahatma Gandhi: Why, How, And Who

January 30, 2020

After a lifetime of advocating for nonviolence, Mahatma Gandhi was gunned down by Nathuram Godse on January 30, 1948. His assassination ripped through the peace commu...

Les Miserables, Hitler, And The Nobel Peace Prize: 14 T...

January 3, 2020

When you hear the name Benito Mussolini, you probably think "fascist dictator" and "ruthless leader of World War II Italy." While those titles are accurate, ...

Teddy Roosevelt Bull Moosed His Way Through An Assassin...

January 31, 2019

Theodore Roosevelt was waving his hat to the crowd just like this when an assassin shot him. Source: (Topical Press Agency/Getty Images) Theodore Roosevelt, t...