Tag Archives: assassinations

March 28, 193

On March 28, 193, the Praetorian Guard murdered the Roman emperor, Pertinax. Why did they murder him? Two reasons. First, they were corrupt and had been promised a hefty payment after the death of Commodus. Second, Pertinax was ex-military and … Continue reading

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March 23, 1801

On March 23, 1801, Tsar Paul I of Russia learned what happens when a weak ruler that doesn’t have the military backing him, tries to force the nobility and wealthy to conform to a chivalric code and put aside their … Continue reading

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February 10, 1567

On February 10, 1567, Lord Darnley, the second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, was found dead, following an explosion at the Kirk o’Field house in Edinburgh, Scotland. Surprisingly, he didn’t die from the explosion, but instead was found to … Continue reading

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February 8, 1725

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1725 Peter the Great, the Tsar of Russia died. He was best known for modernizing Russia, by force at times, to try and make it as powerful as the other Western European nations. He … Continue reading

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April 9, 1454

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1454 the city states of Venice, Milan and Florence signed a peace agreement at Lodi, Italy. This was done so the Italian national sport of political poisonings and dark alley assassinations could be resumed … Continue reading

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September 22, 1980

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1980, John Lennon and Yoko Ono signed a recording contract with Geffin Records. Three months later, John was assassinated by Mark David Chapman. Many are not sure if Chapman was just a stooge of … Continue reading

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August 8, 1988

On THIS DATE IN HISTORY in 1988 Secretary of State George Shultz narrowly escaped an assassination attempt in Laz Paz, Bolivia, when a bomb exploded in the middle of his motorcade. Cocaine traffickers were blamed and when the driver of … Continue reading

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