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1606 – Guy Fawkes executed for involvement in the Gunpowder Plot

On This Day – 31 January 1606

Guy Fawkes (born 13 April 1570) was executed for his involvement in the 1605 Catholic plot against the Anglican King James I of England and VI of Scotland.

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AD 96 Domitian assassinated

18 September – On this day

Titus Flavius Caesar Domitianus Augustus was assassinated by court officials. Continue reading “AD 96 Domitian assassinated”

AD 668 – The Eastern Emperor Constans II assassinated

15 September – On this day

The emperor Constans II was assassinated while taking a bath. Continue reading “AD 668 – The Eastern Emperor Constans II assassinated”

1419 – Duke of Burgundy assassinated

10 September – On this day

John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy, was assassinated on the bridge at Montereau on this day in 1419 during a parley with the French dauphin (the future Charles VII of France), by Tanneguy du Chastel and Jean Louvet, the dauphin’s close counsellors.

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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”

1979 – Lord Mountbatten assassinated by IRA

27 August – On this day

Lord Louis Mountbatten is killed when Irish Republican Army (IRA) terrorists detonate a bomb on board his fishing vessel Shadow V while holidaying in Ireland. Continue reading “1979 – Lord Mountbatten assassinated by IRA”

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