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Attempt - Notable Historical Events

SaladinMay 22, 1176

Guy FawkesNov 5, 1605

Horatio NelsonJul 25, 1797

Simon BolívarSep 25, 1829

Otto Von BismarckMay 7, 1866

Louis RielMar 4, 1870

Adolf HitlerNov 12, 1923

Benito MussoliniSep 6, 1924

Herbert HooverDec 11, 1928

Mad Dog CollJul 28, 1931

Franklin RooseveltFeb 15, 1933

James JoyceAug 7, 1934

RommelMay 14, 1944

Konrad AdenauerMar 27, 1952

Zhou EnlaiApr 11, 1955

Frank CostelloMay 2, 1957

Bob MarleyDec 3, 1967

Evel KnievelJan 1, 1968

Gerald FordSep 5, 1975

Frank MahovlichOct 7, 1979

John Paul IIJun 3, 1981

President ReaganAug 28, 1981

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Attempt - Historical Events
Date Event
663-08-27

Remnants of the Korean Baekje Kingdom and their Yamato Japanese allies engage naval forces of the Tang Chinese and Silla Koreans on the Geum River in Korea; - a significant Tang-Silla victory. Japanese won't attempt another Korean invasion until late 16th century.

1176-05-22

Murder attempt by "Assassins" on Saladin near Aleppo

1214-07-02

Battle of La Roche-aux-Moines (Angers), part of King John of England attempt to reclaim Normandy from France

1392-06-13

Assassination attempt on Pierre de Craon Van Clisson of France fails

1605-11-05

Gunpowder Plot; attempt to blow up King James I while he opened Parliament. Plot discovered and Guy Fawkes caught and tortured. He and seven others were later executed

1661-01-06

The Fifth Monarchists unsuccessfully attempt to seize control of London.

1757-01-05

Failed assassination attempt on French King Louis XV by Damiens

1762-06-28

1st reported counterfeiting attempt (Boston)

1770-05-26

The Orlov Revolt, a first attempt to revolt against the Turks before the Greek War of Independence ends in disaster for the Greeks.

1790-03-04

France is divided into 83 départements, which cut across the former provinces in an attempt to dislodge regional loyalties based on noble ownership of land.

1797-07-25

Horatio Nelson loses more than 300 men and his right arm during the failed conquest attempt of Tenerife (Spain).

1798-06-05

The Battle of New Ross: The attempt to spread United Irish Rebellion into Munster is defeated.

1800-05-15

King George III survives a 2nd assassination attempt

1812-10-13

Battle of Queenstown Heights, Brit beats US attempt to invade Canada

1822-03-31

The massacre of the population of the Greek island of Chios by soldiers of the Ottoman Empire following a rebellion attempt, depicted by the French artist Eugène Delacroix.

1829-09-25

Failed assassination attempt on Simon Bolívar

1854-02-06

Composer R Schumann is saved from suicide attempt into the Rhine

1854-02-27

Composer Robert Schumann saved from suicide attempt in Rhine

1858-01-14

French Emperor Napoleon III escapes attempt on his life by Felice Orsini, an Italian patriot who was later executed

1859-02-16

The French Government passes a law to set the A-note above middle C to a frequency of 435 Hz, in an attempt to standardize the pitch.

1866-04-04

Alexander II of Russia narrowly escapes an assassination attempt in the city of Kiev.

1866-05-07

German premier Otto Von Bismarck seriously wounded in assassination attempt

1869-09-13

Jay Gould & James Fisk attempt to control US gold market

1869-09-24

Black Friday; Wall St panic after Gould & Fisk attempt to corner gold

1870-03-04

On command of Louis Riel, Thomas Scott is executed by a firing squad. Riel rejects all appeals and requests to intervene in an attempt to demonstrate to the Canadian government that the Metis must be taken seriously

1878-06-15

1st attempt at motion pictures (used 12 cameras, each taking 1 picture) done to see if all 4 of a horse's hooves leave the ground

1878-11-17

First assassination attempt against Umberto I of Italy.

1879-09-05

George Washington De Long, American Arctic Explorer, and commander on board the Jeannette, becomes trapped with his crew in pack ice during his attempt to reach the North Pole

1880-02-17

Tsar Alexander II of Russia survives an assassination attempt

1889-11-14

New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) began her attempt to surpass fictitious journey of Jules Verne's Phileas Fogg by traveling around world in less than 80 days She succeeded, finishing the trip in January in 72 days and 6 hours

1891-01-31

The first attempt of a Portuguese republican revolution breakes out in the northern city of Porto.

1891-05-11

The Otsu Scandal: While visiting Japan, Prince Nicholas (later Tsar Nicholas II) survives an assassination attempt

1900-04-04

Assassination attempt on Prince of Wales, later British King Edward VII when shot by Jean-Baptiste Sipido in protest over Boer war

1900-06-25

Russia mobilizes its army in eastern Siberia preparatory to acting against the Chinese, but also in an attempt to diminish the influence of Japan on the Asian mainland

1900-08-15

In China, the Empress and some of her family, the court, and retainers flee while foreign troops move through Peking in an attempt to put down the Boxer Rebellion

1902-11-01

France and Italy sign an Entente under which Italy agrees to remain neutral if France is attacked; this is France's attempt to neutralize the Triple Entente

1902-11-21

Baseball's Phila Athletics & Phillies form pro football teams, joining Pitts Stars in 1st attempt at a National Football League

1902-12-25

Pope Leo XIII, at his annual Christmas reception, endorses the Christian Democratic movement now emerging in Europe as an attempt to offer an alternative to more radical movements

1904-05-21

France recalls its ambassador to the Vatican to protest the Pope's attempt to discipline two French bishops; this is yet another incident driving France and the Catholic Church apart

1904-08-11

The Russian fleet in the harbor of at Port Arthur are exposed to Russian guns on the hill above the harbor; Russian trips attempt escape, but most are forced back into harbor by Japanese ships

1907-06-15

The 2nd Hague Peace Conference meets in an attempt to stop the arms race; Germany resists, but conference does make important rules around the rights of neutral powers

1907-09-05

King Edward VII of Great Britain meets Russia's Foreign Minister Alexander Izvolski in an attempt to strengthen Russia's relationship with Britain

1908-02-28

Failed assassination attempt on Shah Mohammed Ali in Teheran

1910-08-06

NYC Mayor Wm J Gaynor seriously wounded during assassination attempt

1911-01-17

Failed assassination attempt on premier Briand in French Assembly

1912-03-14

King Vittorio Emanuel III of Italy injured in an assassination attempt

1914-01-10

Yuan Shih-k'ai, president of the new Chinese republic, dissolves parliament and prepares a constitution of his own design: he will set himself up as dictator, preparatory to an attempt to make himself emperor

1914-11-06

The British land troops (mostly from the Indian Army) at the head of the Persian Gulf in Mesopotamia, and will begin to move westward in an attempt to draw Turkish troops from other fronts

1919-02-20

French premier Clemenceau injured during assassination attempt

1920-03-13

Wolfgang Kapp's coup attempt in Berlin fails

1923-11-12

In Germany, Adolf Hitler is arrested for attempt to sieze power Nov 8

1923-12-27

Unsuccessful attempt on prince-regent Hirohito of Japan

1924-09-06

Assassination attempt on Benito Mussolini fails

1924-10-01

Landis bans Giants Jimmy O'Connell & Cozy Dolan from World Series after they admit an attempt to bribe Phils shortstop Heinie Sand

1924-11-08

Austria chancellor Ignaz Seipel, resigns after assassination attempt

1926-09-15

Failed attempt on Benito Mussolini

1928-12-11

Buenos Aires police thwart an attempt on Pres-elect Herbert Hoover

1929-10-24

Belgian princess Marie-Jose & Italian crown prince Umberto get engaged, assassination attempt on Umberto fails

1931-07-28

Mob hitman Mad Dog Coll allegedly participates in a kidnapping attempt that results in the shooting death of a child, which earns him the nickname "Mad Dog"

1932-02-29

Failed coup attempt by fascist Lapua Movement in Finland

1932-07-20

In Washington, D.C., police fire tear gas on World War I veterans part of the Bonus Expeditionary Force who attempt to march to the White House.

1933-02-15

Pres-elect Franklin Roosevelt survives assassination attempt

1934-08-07

US Court of Appeals upheld lower court ruling striking down government's attempt to ban controversial James Joyce novel "Ulysses"

1937-12-16

Theodore Cole and Ralph Roe attempt to escape from the American federal prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay; neither is ever seen again.

1939-11-08

Failed assassination attempt on Hitler in Burgerbraukeller, Munich

1943-03-13

Failed assassin attempt on Hitler during Smolensk-Rastenburg flight

1943-03-21

Assassination attempt on Hitler fails

1943-03-27

Assassination attempt on Van de Peat at Amsterdams census bureau

1943-04-08

U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, in an attempt to check inflation, freezes wages and prices, prohibits workers from changing jobs unless the war effort would be aided thereby, and bars rate increases to common carriers and public utilities.

1943-10-14

Outbreak attempt in Sobibor concentration camp

1944-05-14

Gen Rommel, Speidel & von Stulpnagel attempt to assassinate Hitler

1944-07-14

Attempt to liberate prisoners in Amsterdam fails, John Post arrested

1944-07-20

Adolf Hitler survives an assassination attempt led by Germany army officer Claus Von Stauffenberg.

1945-02-02

Escape attempt at Mauthausen concentration camp

1945-05-22

NSB-Fuhrer Rost van Tonningen makes failed suicide attempt

1945-09-08

Hideki Tojo, Japanese PM during most of WW II, attempts suicide rather than face war crimes tribunal attempt fails, later he is hanged

1946-07-16

Attempt made to recall Mayor Lapham (1st time in SF history)

1946-12-15

Giants Filchock & Hapes suspended by NFL, didn't report bribe attempt

1949-02-04

Failed assassination attempt on Shah of Persia

1950-10-31

Collazo & Torresola attempt to kill Harry Truman in Washington, DC

1952-03-27

Failed assassination attempt of West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer

1953-03-03

Boston Braves, who own Milwaukee minor league franchise, block St Louis Browns attempt to shift their franchise to Milwaukee

1955-04-11

The Air India Kashmir Princess is bombed and crashes in a failed assassination attempt on Zhou Enlai by the Kuomintang.

1955-06-15

The Eisenhower administration stages the first annual "Operation Alert" (OPAL) exercise, an attempt to assess the USA's preparations for a nuclear attack.

1956-10-17

Pakistan defeat Australia by nine wickets at 1st attempt

1957-05-02

Gangster Frank Costello escapes an assassination attempt made by rival mobsters

1957-11-30

Assassination attempt on Indonesian president Sukarno, kills 8

1957-12-06

1st US attempt to launch a satellite fails-Vanguard rocket blows up

1960-01-22

French president De Gaulle escape attempt by general Massu

1961-03-27

Failed assassination attempt on King Saif al-Islam Achmad of Yemen

1961-04-17

1,400 Cuban exiles land in Bay of Pigs in a doomed attempt to overthrow Castro

1962-01-07

Assassination attempt fails on Indonesian president Sukarno

1964-01-02

Failed assassination attempt on president Nkrumah of Ghana

1965-05-09

Luna 5 launched (USSR) 1st attempt to soft land on Moon (fails)

1967-12-03

Assassination attempt made on Bob Marley and others during concert rehearsals in Jamaica

1968-01-01

Evel Knievel fails in his attempt to jump Caesar's Palace Fountain

1970-04-03

Miriam Hargrave of England passes her drivers test on 40th attempt

1970-09-01

Failed assassination attempt on Jordanian king Hussain

1970-11-25

In Japan, author Yukio Mishima and two compatriots commit ritualistic suicide after an unsuccessful coup attempt.

1971-07-10

Failed attempt on King Hassan II Shirat Morocco, 101 killed

1972-05-15

Assassination attempt on US Governor George Wallace of Alabama by Arthur Bremer in Laurel, Md

1974-03-21

Attempt made to kidnap Princess Anne in London's Pall Mall

1975-09-05

First Assassination attempt on US President Gerald Ford in Sacramento by Lynette Fromme in Sacramento

1975-09-22

2nd assassination attempt on US President Gerald Ford by Sara Jane Moore fails in San Francisco

1975-12-17

Lynette Fromme sentenced to life for attempt on US President Ford's life

1977-04-01

Attempt for Moslem state in Chad fails

1979-10-07

Frank Mahovlich formally retires from the NHL after a failed comeback attempt with the Detroit Red Wings

1980-04-01

Failed assassination attempt on Iraqi vice-premier Tariq Aziz

1980-09-22

Iraq invades Iran in an attempt to control the Shatt al-Arab waterway

1981-01-04

"Red Right 88", trailing 14—12 with little time remaining the Browns chose to attempt an end zone pass play (Red Right 88) before trying for a game-winning field goal in the final minute, but the pass is intercepted by Raiders safety Mike Davis and Oakland wins

1981-06-03

Pope John Paul II released from hospital after assassination attempt

1981-08-28

John Hinckley Jr pleads innocent in attempt to kill President Reagan

1982-05-12

In Fatima Portugal, a Spanish priest with a bayonet is stopped prior to his attempt to attack Pope John Paul II

1982-12-12

"Snowplow Game", after a snowstorm holds both New England and Miami scoreless, Mark Henderson, a convict on work release, on order of Patriots coach Ron Meyer, clears the path for John Smith's attempt, which wins the game for the Patriots, 3-0 (the practice of using snow plows during games is later banned)

1984-03-14

Gerry Adams, head of Sinn Féin, is seriously wounded in an assassination attempt in central Belfast.

1984-04-06

Members of Cameroon's Republican Guard unsuccessfully attempt to overthrow the government headed by Paul Biya.

1984-06-25

STS 41-D launch attempt scrubbed because of computer problem

1986-09-07

Failed assassination attempt on Chilean dictator Pinochet, 5 killed

1986-10-02

Sikhs attempt to assassinate Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi

1988-08-08

US Secretary of State Shultz narrowly escapes assassin attempt in Bolivia

1988-08-08

Cubs & Phillies attempt to play 1st night game ever at Wrigley Field but are rained out in 4th inning with Chicago leading, 3-1

1989-01-29

Cleveland's Chris Dudley misses 5 free throws during 1 foul attempt

1989-12-16

Protest breaks out in Timişoara in response to an attempt by the government to evict dissident Hungarian pastor, László Tőkés.

1991-07-25

Pittsburgh Steelers guard Terry Long treated for an apparent suicide attempt after he learned he tested positive for steroid use

1993-06-26

The U.S. launches a cruise missile attack targeting Baghdad intelligence headquarters in retaliation for a thwarted assassination attempt against former President George H.W. Bush in April in Kuwait.

1993-10-03

Battle of Mogadishu: In an attempt to capture officials of warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid's organisation in Mogadishu, Somalia, 18 US Soldiers and about 1,000 Somalis are killed in heavy fighting.

1995-07-28

Norwegian Finance Minister Sigbjorn Johnsen says that Norway should not lower its crude oil production in an attempt to boost world oil prices

1995-08-25

Indians' Jose Mesa fails in save attempt after 38th consecutive saves

1996-10-16

Eighty-four people are killed and more than 180 injured as 47,000 football fans attempt to squeeze into the 36,000-seat Estadio Mateo Flores in Guatemala City.

1996-12-12

Assassination attempt on Uday (Iraqi's heir to Sadam Hussain)

1997-04-30

Tajik Prest Imomali Rakhmonov wounded in assassination attempt

1998-02-09

Failed assassination attempt on Georgian Pres Eduard Shevardnadze

1999-01-17

"The Miss", Minnesota Viking placekicker Gary Anderson had become the first kicker in history to finish the regular season without missing a field goal or extra point attempt, but misses a field goal late in the fourth quarter of the NFC Championship Game, allowing the Atlanta Falcons to tie the game and eventually win it in overtime

1999-02-24

The State of Arizona executes Karl LaGrand, a German national involved in an armed robbery, in spite of Germany's legal action to attempt to save him.

2001-09-11

Attempt by passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 to retake control of their hijacked plane from terrorists causes plane to crash in Pennsylvania field killing all 64 people onboard

2002-03-04

Multinational Force in Afghanistan: Seven American Special Operations Forces soldiers are killed as they attempt to infiltrate the Shahi Kot Valley on a low-flying helicopter reconnaissance mission.

2002-07-14

French President Jacques Chirac escapes an assassination attempt unscathed during Bastille Day celebrations.

2003-12-14

President of Pakistan Pervez Musharaf narrowly escapes an assassination attempt.

2003-12-24

Spanish police thwart an attempt by ETA to detonate 50 kg of explosives at 3:55 p.m. inside Madrid's busy Chamartín Station.

2004-04-02

Islamist terrorists involved in the 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks attempt to bomb the Spanish high-speed train AVE near Madrid. Their attack is thwarted.

2006-02-24

President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares Proclamation 1017 placing the country in a state of emergency in attempt to subdue possible military coup.

2006-03-04

Final contact attempt with Pioneer 10 by the Deep Space Network. No response was received.

2012-05-15

Greece's fifth attempt to a form a coalition government fails and new June elections are scheduled

2013-01-12

A failed attempt to rescue a French hostage in Bulo Marer, Somalia, results in 18 deaths

2016-07-16

Total of 1563 military personnel arrested after Turkish coup attempt: official

2018-04-15

UN rejects Russian attempt to condemn US aggression in Syria

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Attempt - Birthdays
Date Event
1923-9-26

Aleksandr Alov, Assassination Attempt

1927-12-06

Vladimir Naumov, Assassination Attempt

1930-11-07

Valentin Zheleznyakov, Assassination Attempt

1940-03-15

Jill Donohue, The Suicide Attempt

1940-08-29

James Brady, press secretary (wounded during Reagan assassin attempt)

1948-02-03

Fleur Chandler, A Token Attempt

1948-9-10

Igor Kostolevskiy, Assassination Attempt

1951-07-28

Natalya Belokhvostikova, Assassination Attempt

1969-10-29

Ali Velshi, CNN Breaking News: Terror Attempt on U.S. Airliner

1975-11-03

Jody Quaranta, An Attempt to Tip the Scales

1983-07-26

Kate Bolduan, CNN Breaking News: Terror Attempt on U.S. Airliner

1988-06-28

Adam Fazel, Attempt 15

Attempt - Deaths
Date Event
644-11-07

Umar ibn al-Khattāb, Second caliph of Islam dies of injuries after assassination attempt 4 days earlier

1933-03-20

Giuseppe [Joe] Zangara, electrocuted for assassination attempt on FDR

1944-08-10

Berthold Schenk von Stauffenberg, attempt Hitler assassination, dies

1983-12-12

Aleksandr Alov, Assassination Attempt

2005-09-05

Roberto Viaux, Chilean Army General and the primary planner in two failed coup d'état attempt in Chile (b. 1917)

2011-12-15

Fleur Chandler, A Token Attempt

2013-10-07

Valentin Zheleznyakov, Assassination Attempt


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