The assassination of a president of a country can come off as a painful experience in the hearts of the people of the country especially when such a president is widely accepted and loved by them. A lot of them will most likely never forget what they were doing when the news of their president's murder came to them. Over the years, the security department of most nations has invented various techniques to beef up the protection of the president which ranges from building secret escape routes, personal bodyguards, wearing bulletproof jackets etc. But unfortunately, some assassins still find a way to go through the heightened protection and carry out this dastardly act successfully.
Below you will find names of assassinated presidents listed.
1. JOVENEL MOISE
He is the fifth President of Haiti, a third world country in the Americas. He was 53 when he was killed. His murders are highly trained professionals who paraded themselves as Drug and Enforcement Administration agents. President Moise had continued to rule Haiti even when his term was considered to have come to an end. He also had faced abrupt opposition from the majority of the citizens who considered his rule illegitimate.
The permeable state of law and order was the advantage his killer had to accomplish their plot at his Port-au-Prince residence. His body was found in the wee hours of July 7th bullet-ridden. The Haitian police apprehended some of the president's security chiefs but are yet unable to name the mastermind behind the attack.
2. ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States of America was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth on the 14th of April 1865. Lincoln was attending a play at Ford's Theatre when he was shot in the head.
Booth, a member of the Confederate had planned to resuscitate by taking out three top officials in the United States government. He conspired with six other people who provided assignment help to carry out this act. They thought the concurrent assassination of President Lincoln, vice president Andrew Johnson and Secretary of State William H Seward would heave the government into confusion.
At exactly 10.15 pm, Wilkes Booth slid into the president's box and shot his pistol into the back of Lincoln's head. He died during the high after the doctor declared that he could not be saved.
3. ALDO MORO
Aldo Moro became the 38th president of Italy. He ruled from 1963 to 1968. He was assassinated on the 9th of May 1978. He was kidnapped by a fanatic group of left-wingers who insisted on the release of their comrades who were jailed. The Italian government refused to yield to their demand and consequently, Moro was kidnapped and kept for two months. He was later murdered and shot ten times.
4. John F KENNEDY.
John F. Kennedy served from 1962 to 1963 as the 35th president of the United States of America. He was assassinated on the 22nd of November 1963. His tenure spanned during the Cold War and expended most of his time looking after the relationship between America and Russia. He met his demise in front of a massive crowd when he was riding in an open-top automobile.
He was aimed at and shot on the head by Lee Harvey Oswald with a sniper.
5. PATRICE LUMUMBA
Patrice Lumumba founded the Mouvement National Congolais party. He later came to be the first-ever democratically elected prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This newly created country began to deal with political unrest and the Belgian forces occupied the country under the guise of protecting Belgian nationals. Their real plan was to gain the upper hand through the unrest in Congo.
Lumumba, in an effort to fight against the Belgians, begged both the United States and United Nations for assistance in defeating the Belgian backed forces. But he was declined. Patrice went to seek aid from the Soviet Union due to this, he was ousted by Colonel Joseph Mobutu through a coup. He was imprisoned for a long time and thereafter executed by the use of a firing squad in 1961.
6. James GARFIELD
James Garfield is known to have the briefest tenure in the history of the United States. He was the 20th president of the U.S. He was shot on the back by Charles Guiteau who was seeking appointment in the cabinet of the President on July 2, 1881. James Garfield was maimed from the shot he received. He lay sick in the White House, for 80 days and only attended to one official act. He later died of blood poisoning.