The forgotten events of November 22-1963.

The biggest event of November 22,1963 was the assassination of President J.F Kennedy. However there were a few other events that day which were overshadowed by this. One of these events had a direct link to the assassination of JFK. Relay 1 was the first satellite to send a  television sial from the United StatesContinue reading “The forgotten events of November 22-1963.”

The assassination of William McKinley.

On September 14, 1901, President William McKinley,the 25th President of the USA, died, as a result of a shot in the stomach, which happened eight days earlier at the World’s Fair in Buffalo, New York. He was the third U.S. President to be assassinated. President, McKinley became known as a protector of big businesses, which enjoyedContinue reading “The assassination of William McKinley.”

The assassination of a British Prime Minister.

British politics is probably the most intriguing politics in the world. With all its traditions and even the sometimes humorous debates in the house of commons are often fascinating. However what many people don’t know that in 1812 on the 11th of May the only ever assassination of a British Prime minister took place.  Continue reading “The assassination of a British Prime Minister.”

The other event on April 4, 1968.

Because it is the 51st anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr, I had initially planned to do a blog to reflect on that event, however after having done research I discovered that so much has already been written about it that there is no way I can add any value to theContinue reading “The other event on April 4, 1968.”

November 22 Dallas- The aftermath

I can’t think of any other political family who had to endure the amount of tragedies as the Kennedys did.I will not go into the details of the assassination of President KennedyLyndon B. Johnson because so much is already written about it, I will focus more on some of the events which happened in theContinue reading “November 22 Dallas- The aftermath”

Operation Foxley-The killing of Hitler

Operation Foxley was a 1944 plan to assassinate Adolf Hitler, conceived by the British Special Operations Executive (SOE). Although detailed preparations were made, no attempt was made to carry out the plan. Historians believe the most likely date for an attempt would have been 13–14 July 1944, during one of Hitler’s visits to the Berghof. One of the first actual British plansContinue reading “Operation Foxley-The killing of Hitler”

Leon Trotsky’s assassination

Although many people know that Leon Trotsky had been assassinated I am not sure that they know it happened in Mexico. Exiled Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky wass fatally wounded by an ice-ax-wielding assassin on 2 August 1940 at his compound outside Mexico City. The killer–Ramón Mercader–was a Spanish communist and probable agent of Soviet leaderContinue reading “Leon Trotsky’s assassination”

Lyndon B. Johnson taking the Presidential Oath.

President Lyndon B. Johnson took the oath of office aboard Air Force One at Love Field in Dallas, Texas, following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Jackie was angled in such a way as to hide the blood on her coat. It’s the perfect image reflect the American Pain of the moment, the quickContinue reading “Lyndon B. Johnson taking the Presidential Oath.”

The assassination that heralded WWI

In an event that is widely acknowledged to have sparked the outbreak of World War I, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, nephew of Emperor Franz Josef and heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, was shot to death along with his wife by a Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on June 28, 1914. These assassinations were a spark to the startContinue reading “The assassination that heralded WWI”

Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy

On June 5, 1968, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, a presidential candidate, WAS shot three times in a hail of gunfire at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. Five others were wounded. The senator had just completed a speech celebrating his victory in the California presidential primary. After winning the California and South Dakota primary electionsContinue reading “Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy”