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05-06-1968

US Presidential candidate Robert Kennedy is shot three times

Just before midnight of the previous night, Robert Kennedy, certain to win California, gave a victorious speech in the Ambassador Hotel. The brother of assassinated President JF Kennedy, he was a campaigner for the poor and for civil rights, and he referenced the man who had recently been assassinated for those beliefs, Dr Martin Luther King. At 12.15 am, protected by only one security man, Kennedy walked through a catering corridor and was approached by a small man with a .22 calibre weapon... Read the full Assassination of Robert Kennedy Crime File