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The Assassination of Julius Caesar



The List of Presidential Assassination Attempts Is Shockingly Longer than Anyone Thought


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This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was originally published at HNN.

In 2014 my book, Hunting the President, was published. It included previously unknown assassination attempts against American presidents from the time of FDR to President Obama. (HNN ran articles based on my research here and here.) My latest book, Hunting the President II, examines attempts to assassinate U.S. presidents from George Washington to Herbert Hoover.

My research has revealed numerous never-before-told incidents when the president’s life was put in danger, including stories of attempted stabbings, shootings and bombings. Many of the assassination plots and assassination attempts I write about have been well-chronicled. Others, however, have remained largely hidden from the public; some buried in newspaper archives and others in government reports, presidential memoirs, bodyguard memoirs, Secret…

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Article: World War I – The Descent Into War


The link below is to an article that takes a look at the straw that broke the camel’s back and led to war – the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie.

For more visit:
http://www.historynet.com/first-shot-of-world-war-i.htm


Article: WWI – Assassination of King George I of Greece


The link below is to an article that looks at the lead up to World War I and the assassination of King George I of Greece.

For more visit:
http://mentalfloss.com/article/49481/world-war-i-centennial-king-george-i-greece-assassinated


Article: Charles J. Guiteau & the Assassination of President James Garfield


The link below is to an article that provides a brief biography of Charles J. Guiteau, the man who assassinated President James Garfield.

For more visit:
http://www.damninteresting.com/meddle-metal-mettle/


Article: Items Associated with the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln


The following link is to an article reporting on historical items associated with the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

For more, visit:
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/120971


Today in History: 30 March 1981


President Ronald Reagan is Shot in an Assassination Attempt

On this day in 1981, United States President Ronald Reagan was shot by John Hinckley Jnr in Washington D.C.

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reagan_assassination_attempt


Today in History: 15 March 44 BC


Assassination of Julius Caesar

On this day in 44 BC, Julius Caesar was stabbed to death by a number of Roman senators including Marcus Junius Brutus and Gaius Cassius Longinus.

For more, visit:
http://www.roman-empire.net/republic/caesar-index.html

For more on the Julius Caesar, read the following books:
Julius Caesar, by Jacob Abbott
Julius Caesar, by James Anthony Froude
Portraitures of Julius Caesar, by Frank J. Scott


Today in History: 02 March 1855


Russia: Alexander II Becomes Tsar

On this day in 1855, Alexander II Nikolaevich, became the Tzar of Russia. Alexander II was born in Moscow on the 29th April 1818 and died (assassinated) in Saint Petersburg on the 13th March 1881. His reign was ended in a series of bomb blasts that assassinated the Tsar, an assassination that followed a number of failed attempts in previous years.

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_II_of_Russia


Today in History: 24 January 41AD


Roman Emperor Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (Caligula) Assassinated

On this day in 41 AD, Roman Emperor Caligua was assassinated after almost 4 years as emperor (37 AD to 41 AD). The assassination conspiracy involved members of the Praetorian Guard and the Roman Senate. He was succeeded by Claudius as emperor.

Caligula was born on the 31st August 12 AD. His reign as emperor is remembered for the final two years of his rule, years that were marked with great cruelty.

For a treatment on the life of Caligula, download the book ‘The Lives of the Twelve Caesars,’ by Seutonius. This book contains a chapter on Caligula.

For a copy of the book visit:
http://www.archive.org/details/livesofthetwelve035040mbp


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