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January 30, 1835

On January 30, 1835, the very first assassination attempt against an American President occurred. Professional house painter, Richard Lawrence, was waiting in ambush for Andrew Jackson to leave the funeral of South Carolina Representative Warren R. Davis. When Jackson walked by him, Lawrence pulled his pistol from his cloak and tried to shoot Jackson. It … Continue reading

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February 18, 1478

On February 18, 1478, George Plantagenet, Duke of Clarence,  House of York was executed by his older brother and King of England, Edward IV, for treason. His manner of death? It is rumored that  he was drowned in a butt of Malmsey wine. This was a very ‘Game of Thrones’ death. How did a once … Continue reading

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