Failed Assassination Attempts

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Can you name the intended victims of these failed assassins?

Featured Nov 23, 2010

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Would-Be AssassinIntended VictimWhen & Where
Dmitry Karakozov1866: Summer Garden, St.Petersburg
John Hinckley, Jr.1981: outside the Hilton Hotel, Washington DC
Violet Gibson1926: Rome, Italy
Lewis Powell1865: the victim's home, Washington, DC
John Flammang Schrank1912: Hotel Gilpatrick, Milwaukee, WI
Guy Fawkes1605: underneath Parliament, London
Roderick McLean1882: Windsor
Mehmet Ali Ağca1981: Saint Peter's Square, Vatican City
Claus von Stauffenberg1944: Wolfsschanze, Prussia
Valerie Solanas1968: The Factory, Manhattan
Alexander Berkman1892: the victim's office, Pittsburgh, PA
Arthur Bremer1972: Laurel Shopping Center, Laurel, MD
Oscar Collazo and Griselio Torresola1950: Blair House, Washington DC
Would-Be AssassinIntended VictimWhen & Where
Fanni Kaplan1918: Hammer and Sickle Factory, Moscow
James Hadfield1800: Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London
Marcus Sarjeant 1981: The Mall, London
Maxime Brunerie2002: Champs-Élysées, Paris
Nguyen Van Troi1963: airport road into Saigon
Michael Abram1999: the victim's home, Henley-on-Thames
Jean-Marie Bastien-Thiry1962: Petit-Clamart, France
Michael Riccardi1991: Bensonhurst, Brooklyn
Lynnette 'Squeaky' Fromme1975: Capitol Park, Sacramento
Joseph Paul Franklin1978: county courthouse, Lawrenceville, GA
Richard Lawrence1835: Capitol Building, Washington DC
Vladimir Arutyunian2005: Freedom Square, Tbilisi, Georgia

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