Famous Assassination Attempts

Monday, 13 June 2011

Famous assassination attempts- There have been many famous people in history who had assassination attempts on themselves. But from all those, we have here the very famous assassination attempts that are still alive in the our minds.
On this day, 13th June, is the 30th anniversary of assassination of Queen Elizabeth II. Exactly 30 years ago, Queen Elizabeth II was nearly assassinated. The British monarch was shot at during a ceremony near Buckingham Palace.

Famous assassination attempts

The attempt on the life of Queen Elizabeth II was happened on June 13, 1981 in London, United Kingdom. In light of this anniversary, we take a look at some of history's most famous assassination attempts.

Queen Elizabeth II

She was attacked on June June 13, 1981. The queen was on horseback, riding in the Trooping the Colour ceremony, when a teenage boy Marcus Sarjeant fired six blank shots at her. Sarjeant pleaded guilty to a charge under the 1848 Treason Act and been jailed for five years.The Queen was startled when 17-year-old Marcus Sarjeant fired several shots in her direction as she was riding in a parade down the Mall in June, but was unharmed.

Ronald Reagan

U.S. President Ronald Reagan was attempted for assassination on March 30, 1981 in Washington, D.C. After watching the movie Taxi Driver, John Hinckley Jr. became obsessed with actress Jodie Foster. He tried to impress her by assassinating President Reagan. Ronald Reagan was while on the way to his limousine after giving a speech in Washington, DC less than two miles from the White House. He hits Reaganin the armpit, and nearly kills Brady with a to the head. Hinckley fired six shots at the president, hitting him with one.Reagan stays alive and Hinckley spends a whole lot of time in an institution.Hinckley was found not guilty due to insanity.

Pope John Paul II

Pop John Paul II was attacked in Vatican city on May 13, 1981.Turkish gunman Mehmet Ali Agca shot the pope as he spoke in Saint Peter's Square. Mehmet Ali Agca shot the Pope in the abdomen, wounding him left hand and right arm. Agca was sentenced to life in prison but later pardoned.

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