It’s no wonder that every leader and great personality has rivals. We can’t make everyone happy with our work. Likewise, some great leaders with their great history had rebels too. We have numerous records of assassination to prove the very sentence. Actually when we hear the word “assassination”. The first few things that come to our mind is famous people and their murder. Yes, today we will be looking at the top 5 most shocking assassinations throughout history.
Assassination #1- John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy was the 35th prime minister of the United States of America. He was serving the nation as a president from his win in an election in 1961 to his assassination in 1963. On Friday, November 22, 1963, Kennedy was riding with his wife Jacqueline, Governor of Texas John Connally, and his wife Nellie. He was shot fatally by Lee Harvey Oswald at 12:30 pm Central Standard Time. Likewise, he was first shot in the throat, the second in the back, and the final shot him in the head. He was assassinated in Texas. Assassinator Lee Harvey Oswald was a former member of the US Marine. He was arrested after 70 minutes of the initial shooting by The Dallas Police Department.
Assassination #2- Abraham Lincoln
We barely meet people who don’t know who Abraham Lincoln is. Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States. His name is written in golden words in history because he preserved the Union during the American Civil War and brought about the emancipation of the slave. He was also the victim of assassination. On April 14, 1865, Booth the assassin found out that Lincoln would be attending a theatre. During the break time, Lincoln was left alone with some of his fellows. Booth took the benefit of Lincoln being unguarded and shot him through the back of the head.
Eleven days later, on April 26, Federal troops arrived at a farm in Virginia. Because they were looking for Booth who had been hiding in a tobacco barn. Despite several warnings, Booth didn’t surrender and hence he was shot.
# 3- Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King is another great name in history. He was a humanitarian, and leader of the African-American civil rights movement. Moreover, he is popular for one of his speeches “I have a dream”. At 6:01 p.m., April 4, 1968, while standing on the second-floor balcony of his room at the Lorraine Motel, King was shot in the head by a sniper. The assassin was James Earl Ray. It was such disheartening news that President Lyndon B. Johnson called for a national day of mourning to be observed on 7 April.
# 4- King Faisal
Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was King of Saudi Arabia from 1965 to 1975. On March 25, 1975, his nephew Prince Faisal bin Musaid returned back. He returned back from a visit to the United States. While King Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was leaning to greet his nephew. His nephew drew a pistol and fired point-blank at the King. In wake of that, Prince Faisal bin Musaid was immediately captured. In addition to that, he was beheaded in Riyadh on June 18, 1975.
# 5- John Lenon
John Lenon is the name that a person can barely forget. He was one of the members of the popular band The Beatles. In addition to that, he was even the founding member of the band. One evening of December 8, 1980, Lennon signed a copy of Double Fantasy for a man called Mark David Chapman. After signing as he was returning back with his wife. Chapman shot him four times on the back. Even though he was rushed to the hospital, he was dead. However, Chapman was sentenced to live for 20 years in jail. Hence, this assassination was a great heartbreak for his fans.
Also Read: Jovenel Moïse: Haiti President Gets Assassinated, Key Suspect Arrested