US Presidents Assassination Attempts

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Includes the 4 where the president died
Name the President based on the year provided
Some Presidents mentioned more than once
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Last updated: July 14, 2018
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1835 - the gun of would-be assassin Richard Lawrence misfired
Andrew Jackson
1861 - Plan to assassinate president on the way to his inauguration
Abraham Lincoln
1864 - A lone rifle shot missed the president's head by inches
Abraham Lincoln
1865 - president shot in fords theatre, died the next day
Abraham Lincoln
1881 - president shot 4 months into his term, died several weeks later
James Garfield
1901 - President was shot whilst visiting the Pan-American Exposition
William McKinley
1909 - President was nearly shot at a historic meeting between the USA and Mexico
William Taft
1912 - President was shot at, whilst giving a speech in Milwaukee
Theodore Roosevelt
1928 - An Argentinian assassination attempt was foiled on this president-elect
Herbert Hoover
1933 - President shot at 5 times, all bullets missed but the Chicago Mayor was killed
Franklin D. Roosevelt
1947 - A number of letter bombs were sent to the White House
Harry S Truman
1950 - A violent attack by two supporters of Puerto Rican independence
Harry S Truman
1960 - President-elect was targeted by a postal-worker who didn't like his religious beliefs
John F Kennedy
1963 - President shot whilst riding in a car in Dallas
John F Kennedy
1972 - The assassin was put-off by the strong security around the president
Richard Nixon
1974 - involved attempting to hijack a place, so it could be flown into the White House
Richard Nixon
1975 - this president has two assassination attempts in the same month
Gerald Ford
1979 - Secret service agents detained a man with a starter pistol, just before the President was about to give a speech
Jimmy Carter
1981 - President was shot by a Jodie Foster fan
Ronald Reagan
1993 - A car bomb was located before the president went for a ride in Kuwait
George H W Bush
1994 - a bad year for this president, three different plans were foiled when it came to assassination
Bill Clinton
1996 - The president's motorcade was diverted to avoid a bombing attempt
Bill Clinton
2001 - An accountant shot at the White House, while the president was inside
George W Bush
2005 - The would-be assassin threw a grenade, lucky for all involved it didn't go off
George W Bush
2009 - There was a plot to assassinate the President at the Alliance of Civilizations summit in Istanbul
Barack Obama
2011 - The White House was hit with several rounds from a semi-automatic rifle, the biggest casualty was a window
Barack Obama
2011 - A letter was sent, laced with ricin.
Barack Obama
Level 37
Jul 14, 2018
WOW! - Didn't realize that so many of our presidents were at risk!
Level 50
Jul 15, 2018
I know! Either there are some very lucky presidents, or some really bad assassins!