Yitzhak Rabin assassinated: 4 November 1995 – This Day in History

Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, corecipient with Shimon Peres and Ysir ‘Araft of the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1994, was assassinated this day in 1995 by a Jewish extremist while attending a peace rally.

More Events on this day:

1980: Conservative Republican Ronald Reagan was elected the 40th president of the United States.

1979: A hostage crisis in Iran began as the U.S. embassy in Tehrn was seized by Iranian militants in a move sanctioned by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

1922: British archaeologist Howard Carter discovered the tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamen.

1791: In what became known as¬†St. Clair’s Defeat, U.S. General Arthur St. Clair was beaten by the British-supported Northwest Indian Confederation.

Source: Encyclopædia Britannica Online Daily

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