Yesterday marked the 101st anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, an event that precipitated the First World War. To commemorate the event, a statue of the assassin, Gavrilo Princip, was unveiled in Serbia—which goes to show that one person’s terrorist is another’s freedom fighter.
As countless films, books, and conspiracy theories have recounted, the presidencies of John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln came to dramatic ends when the men were struck by assassins' bullets. Lesser-known are the deaths of James A. Garfield and William McKinley, who suffered the same fate, though both clung to life…
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the BBC reported on the event in 'real time' as if it were breaking news. It was a fascinating experiment showing how one of the most seminal events in modern history would have transpired on social media.
Bulgarian archaeologists have unearthed a medieval bronze ring that might have been used for political murders some 700 years ago.
In the deranged 1996 family comedy How I Saved The President, a young boy and his talking pets stop the president's assassination. Here's a reedited version of the film, which transforms this kids' flick into Son of Sam Part 2.