Andrew Jackson was the first sitting president to almost be assassinated. After the first pistol failed to be discharged a second pistol was pulled, that one too misfired. The likelihood of both pistols misfiring was 120,000 to 1.
President Garfield’s assassin chose an ivory-handled gun over a similar wooden-handled model because he knew it would look better in a museum exhibit.
Abraham Lincoln’s loyal dog Fido was also needlessly murdered shortly after the President’s assassination.
A British proposal to have a sniper assassinate Hitler that was vetoed because it was ‘unsportsmanlike‘.
In 1960, Japanese Socialist Party chairman Inejiro Asanuma was assassinated during a televised debate. With a Samurai sword.
During and shortly after the JFK assassination a woman was seen and photographed holding a camera and stayed after most witnesses fled the seen. She has never been identified.Nor has the footage she may have took been found.
In 2005, a live grenade was thrown at George Bush, but failed to detonate due to a handkerchief.
A retired postal worker was ready to ram President John F Kennedy’s car with his own, dynamite laden 1950 Buick, but changed his mind at the last minute because he didn’t want to hurt Jackie or her children.