The assassination of Inejiro Asanuma by 17 year-old Otoya Yamaguchi, 1960.

While Asanuma spoke from the lectern at Tokyo’s Hibiya Hall, Yamaguchi rushed onstage and ran his wakizashi through Asanuma’s abdomen, killing him. Japanese television company NHK was video recording the debate for later transmission and the tape of Asanuma’s assassination was shown many times to millions of viewers.

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On today in 1912 President Theodore Roosevelt was shot while giving a public speech in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; the bullet hit his steel eyeglass case and a fifty-page copy of his speech before lodging itself in his chest. With the bullet in his chest, Roosevelt delivered his 90-minute speech.

            Friends, I shall ask you to be as quiet as possible. I don’t know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot; but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose. But fortunately I had my manuscript, so you see I was going to make a long speech, and there is a bullet—there is where the bullet went through—and it probably saved me from it going into my heart. The bullet is in me now, so that I cannot make a very long speech, but I will try my best.” – Theodore Roosevelt

The unbelievable assassination drama in Argentina just took another shocking turn 

Alberto Nisman, the prosecutor who had accused Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner of orchestrating a bombing cover-up, was found dead in January. He died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot to the head, just hours before he was set to testify in front of Congress — but Nisman didn’t own a gun.

And now, the document found in his home has even more people scratching their heads.

Alright so President William Mckinley always wore a red carnation on his lapel for good luck and one day was greeting citizens and greeted this little girl and gave her his flower and then got shot literally seconds later and can we just talk about how that little girl must have felt later like “golly gee i killed the president”