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April 14, 1865 | Assassination of US President Abraham Lincoln

John Wilkes Booth assassinated US President Lincoln in an act of terrorism on April 14, 1865

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February 15, 1905 | Assassination of Russian Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich

On this day in 1905 Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich was targeted for assassination by Russian revolutionaries.

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January 27, 2011 | Assassination of Ugandan LGBTQ activist David Kato

Those in the LGBTQ communities have had it hard enough over the millennia without having to deal with hate-inspired killings.

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January 26, 1989 | Assassination of Honduran general Gustavo Álvarez Martínez

On this day in 1989, the former head Honduras armed forces, Gustavo Álvarez Martínez was killed by armed men northeast of the capital city of Tegucigalpa.

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January 23, 2002 | Killing of Daniel Pearl

Journalism can be a dangerous business, especially for those who work where terrorism is a real risk, like Daniel Pearl.

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Assassination of Spanish PM Juan Prim – December 28, 1870

The choice for today’s terrorist attack was a no-brainer: when was the last time you heard of a blunderbuss used to kill someone?

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Today in Terrorism: November 17, 1986 – Renault director assassination

On November 17, 1986, Action Directe assassinated Georges Besse, CEO of the French car manufacturer Renault outside his home in Paris.

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Today in Terrorism: 10 November 2011 Ernesto Menendez Salinas assassination

Was an ‘ecoterrorist’ attack in Mexico eight years ago a harbinger of things to come?

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Today in Terrorism: 31 October 1984 assassination of Indira Gandhi

Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi assassinated by Sikh bodyguards in retaliation for Golden Temple siege.