Many years in the past and even up to these days, assassination is a popular way of killing people. Common victims of this merciless deed are those famous personalities such as celebrities, businessmen, and the favorite subjects of assassination – political leaders. Here are the top 10 popular political leaders who were assassinated:
10. Benazir Bhutto
She was the very first female Prime Minister of Pakistan for two terms. She was the one who fought for democracy of the said country. December 27, 2007 was the exact date when she was assassinated. It was during a campaign rally in Rawalpindi City.
9. John F. Kennedy
Since 1961-1963, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the President of the United States of America. He was the first President of the country who was a Roman Catholic. It was way back in November 22, 1963 when he was assassinated while having a motorcade in Dallas, Texas.
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8. Indira Gandhi
For 3 consecutive terms, Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi was the Prime Minister of India from year 1966-1977. In the year 1980-1984, she was re-elected as a Prime Minister and this was her 4th term in the service. She was killed by her own bodyguards on October 31, 1984.
7. Martin Luther King Jr.
He was the leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement in the United States. Aside from that, he was also an activist and an American clergyman. April 4, 1968 was the exact date when he was assassinated that took place in a certain motel where he was standing in the balcony.
6. Abraham Lincoln
From March 1861-April 1865, he was the President of the United States of America. He was very famous on his nickname, Honest Abe. He was known for being fair and respectful. It was through his effort that slavery in the country was ended. April 14, 1865 was the date when he was assassinated.