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43 BC – Marcus Tullius Cicero is assassinated

7 December

Marcus Tullius Cicero (3 Jan 106 BC – 7 Dec 43 BC) was a Roman philosopher, politician, lawyer, orator, political theorist, consul and constitutionalist. He came from a wealthy municipal family of the Roman equestrian order, and is widely considered one of Rome’s greatest orators and prose stylists. Continue reading “43 BC – Marcus Tullius Cicero is assassinated”

48 BC – Pompey the Great killed

28 September – On the Day

Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus better known as Pompey (the Great) was one of the major figures at the end of the Republican period first as an ally of Caesar and Crassus and later as Caesar’s greatest rival. Continue reading “48 BC – Pompey the Great killed”

1978 – Georgi Markov assassinated

7 September – On this day

Prize-winning Bulgarian author and BBC broadcaster Georgi Markov, was stabbed in the back of the leg with an umbrella gun injecting a Ricin pellet while walking across the Waterloo bridge in London. Continue reading “1978 – Georgi Markov assassinated”

1901 – President McKinley shot

6 September – On this day

President William McKinley is shaking hands at the Pan-American Exhibition in Buffalo, New York, when a 28-year-old anarchist named Leon Czolgosz approaches him and fires two shots into his chest. Continue reading “1901 – President McKinley shot”

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