Top 10 assassinations that shook the world

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Updated on 7 Sep, 2017 at 2:40 pm

TopYaps presents a list of ten people who became a dangerous remedy of a desperate disease. We don’t know what the disease was; an obsession, hatred, zealotry, a burning desire or whatever, but it was potent enough to shook the world. Have a look!

10. Gianni Versace:

Founder of the most renowned global fashion house, Giannni Versace S.p.A, Versace was shot dead by Andrew Cunanan, an American serial killer, on July 15, 1997. Versace was returning from a morning walk when he was approached by the killer. Cunanan fired two shots – one in the neck and second in the center of his face, killing him almost instantly. Later, Cunanan committed suicide by using same gun. His intention still remains a subject of mystery.

9. Benazir Bhutto:

Cornerstone of Pakistan’s political industry, Benazir Bhutto was assassinated on December 27, 2007, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. She was addressing followers of Pakistans Peoples Party in a political rally at Liaquat National Bagh when a group of extremists approached her, detonating a bomb and firing bullets straightforwardly on her. Bhutto was rushed to nearest rawalpindi General Hospital but was declared dead by the doctors.

8. Mahatma Gandhi:

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the greatest ideological leader of India, was assassinated by Nathuram Vinayak Godse, on January 30, 1948. An aggressive activist of Hindutva, Godse, shot Mahatma Gandhi, thrice by his .38 Beretta semi-automatic pistol. Gandhi was going to attend a prayer meeting when Godse attacked him from barely 2-3 feet of distance.

7. John Lennon:

Co-founder of the historical rock band, The Beatles, and a magnetic singer, John Lennon was assassinated on December 8, 1980, by Mark David Chapman. Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono were approaching the builiding where they lived when Chapman fired five bullets in rapid succession at the center of Lennon’s back. He was immediately rushed to the St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center where doctors declared him “dead on arrival.”

6. Indira Gandhi:

Counted among one of the most potent Prime Ministers throughout the world, Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her two bodyguards on October 31, 1984, at Prime Minister’s residence in New Delhi. Her bodyguards were baffled by the military attack on Golden temple during Operation Blue Star. Despite of being shot by more than 30 bullets, she managed to sustain for 5 hours in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), but eventually died of horrendous injuries.

5. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

Martin Luther King Jr. was an eminent leader of the African-American Civil Righs Movement and is worshiped till the date for eradicating racial discrimination. On April 4, 1968, this Nobel Peace Prize laureate was assassinated by James Earl Ray at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. King was standing on the second floor of motel’s balcony, when a bullet, fired from Remington 760 Gamemaster struck his right face. He died in his unconsciousness stage during treatment at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

4. John F. Kennedy:

It was November 22, 1963, when entire world went dumbfounded by the assassination of hot-shot sexy President of the United States, John F. Kennedy. He was shot by Lee Harvey Oswald when his Presidential motorcade was passing through the Texas School Book Depository, Dallas. One shot in the upper back and the second one in the head was enough to freeze the journey of life of JFK.

3. Abraham Lincoln:

The incident of the first American president to be assassinated, took place on April 14, 1865, which was executed by a prominent American stage actor, John Wilkes Booth. President Lincoln was watching the play “Our American Cousin” at a theatre in Washington, D.C., when Booth shot him in the back of his head. A team of physicians and surgeons was established to heal the President, but on next morning he died of critical head injuries.

2. Archduke Franz Ferdinand:

The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria is the main reason behind the evolution of historical World War 1. On June 28, 1914, Archduke and his wife, Sophie, were shot dead by Gavrilo Princip, when their car was passing through the Latin Bridge in Sarajevo. Archduke was shot in the juglar vein whereas his wife encountered an abdominal wound. Both were driven to the residence of Governor for treatment, but died amid the way.

1. Julius Caesar:

On March 15, 44 BC, Julius Caesar, the dictator of Roman Republic, was assassinated by a group of Roman senators (Liberators). On the Ides of March, Caesar was invited in the Theatre of Pompey to watch a game of gladiatorial sport. Upon his arrival, the senators shared some pleasantries with the dictator, but later stabbed him over 23 times. Beacuse of multiple stab wounds and blood loss, Caesar died almost instantly.