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PBHS Assassinations

Assassinations and Attempts

Abraham Lincoln Shot by John Wilkes Booth in 1865 in Ford's Theatre
William Seward Escaped. Attempted by Lewis Powell in 1865
James Garfield Shot by Charles Guiteau in 1881 in DC
William McKinley Shot by Leon Czolgosz in 1901 in Buffalo
Theodore Roosevelt Escaped. Attempt in 1912 in Milwaukee
Archduke Francis Ferdinand Shot by Gavrilo Princip in 1914 in Sarajevo. Sparked WWI
FD Roosevelt Escaped at Miami. Shot by Giuseppe Zangara in 1933
Huey P. Long Shot by Dr. Carl Weiss in 1935 in Baton Rouge
Leon Trotsky Axed by Ramon Mercador in 1940 in Mexico
Harry Truman Escaped. Attempted by Puerto Rican Nationalists in 1950 when The Blair House was stormed
John Kennedy Shot by Lee Harvey Oswald in 1963 in Dallas
Lee Harvey Oswald Shot by Jack Ruby in 1963
Malcolm X (Little) Shot at a rally in 1965
Martin Luther King Jr. Shot by James Earl Ray in 1968 in Memphis
Robert Kennedy Shot by Sirhan Sirhan in 1968 in LA
George Wallace Shot and was paralyzed by Arthur Herman Bremer in 1972
Gerald Ford Attempted twice by Lenette Squeaky Fromm in Sacramento and by Sara Jane Moore in San Francisco in 1975
Aldo Moro Prime Minister of Italy, Kidnapped and killed by the Red Brigade in 1978
John Lennon Shot by Mark David Chapman in 1980
Ronald Reagan Shot in the lung by John Hinckley Jr. in 1981 in DC
Anwar Sadat Shot by rebel soldiers in 1981
Indira Gandhi Shot by her bodyguards in 1984
Olaf Palme Shot while walking home in 1986
Created by: gkarlish