February 25, 2013
Q. How many American presidents were assassinated?
A. Four presidents
- Abraham Lincoln
- James Garfield
- William McKinley
- John Kennedy
Abraham Lincoln was assassinated while attending a play at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 1865. Actor John Wilkes Booth shot him in the back of the head. Lincoln died on April 15, 1865.
Charles Guiteau shot Garfield twice while the president was waiting at the Baltimore and Potomac railroad station on July 2, 1881. Garfield died on September 19th of blood poisoning.
Leon Czolgosz shot McKinley while the president was visiting the Pan-American Exhibit in Buffalo, New York on September 6, 1901. McKinley died September 14, 1901.
On November 22, 1963, John Kennedy was shot while riding in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas. The Warren Commission was called to investigate Kennedy's death and found that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in killing the president.
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