John F. Kennedy's, the 35th United States President was assassinated on 22nd of November 1963 in Dallas while in a motorcade. The death stunned the world and caused an outpouring of public grief in United States history. As history records, Lee Harvey Oswald is the accused assassin. On November 22, 1963, at 12:30 pm, from a window on the sixth floor of the depository building, Oswald allegedly fired three shots that killed President Kennedy. However, Oswald was arrested in the Texas Theatre at about 1:45 pm by police officers responding to reports of a suspect. He was arraigned for the murder of JFK on November 23 at 1:30 am. JFK joins a long list of leaders who were murdered for political reasons.
The assassination of ArchDuke Franz Ferdinand was the most influential assassination ever in history. It changed everything. Nothing comes closer to hitting home. Unless, you’ve been living under a rock, you already know why his assassination was influential. For those people who still do not know about it, let me elaborate.
Let’s go back to 1914. The conditions in Europe are tense. Austria and Germany hate Serbia. Ottoman Empire is looking to get an upper hand in Europe. Great Britain and France are excellent world powers who are jealous of Germany. All the countries mentioned above have been in an arms race for at least 3 decades and are ready to show off their military might. And just in these tense conditions, the heir to the Austrian throne decides to visit Sarajevo, with his wife, in an open car. The Bosnian Serb militants have gathered in Sarajevo under an extremist group by the name of the Black Hand. There was 19 year old member Gavrilo Princip in a cafe, looking at the couple who just decides to take the shot. Guess what his shot caused? WW1!