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Background imageAttempt Collection: General Gouraud escapes an assassination attempt on route from Damascas to Kunaitra, 1921

General Gouraud escapes an assassination attempt on route from Damascas to Kunaitra, 1921. General Henri-Joseph-Eugene Gouraud (1867-1946), French High Commissioner of Syria

Background imageAttempt Collection: Elbert Martin and bullet-pierced speech, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

Elbert Martin and bullet-pierced speech, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
Elbert Martin and bullet-pierced speech, 1912. John F. Schrank's attempted assassination of U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt in Oct. 1912

Background imageAttempt Collection: Schrank under arrest, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

Schrank under arrest, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
Schrank under arrest, 1912. John F. Schrank's attempted assassination of U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt in Oct. 1912

Background imageAttempt Collection: Roosevelt, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

Roosevelt, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
Roosevelt, 1912. Shows U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt shortly before the Oct. 14 assassination attempt by John F. Schrank

Background imageAttempt Collection: Roosevelt reaches Oyster Bay, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

Roosevelt reaches Oyster Bay, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
Roosevelt reaches Oyster Bay, 1912. Shows President Teddy Roosevelt getting off a train at Oyster Bay, Long Island, following an assassination attempt by John F. Schrank

Background imageAttempt Collection: John Schrank in Milwaukee, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

John Schrank in Milwaukee, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
John Schrank in Milwaukee, between c1910 and c1915. John F. Schrank's attempted assassination of U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt in Oct. 1912

Background imageAttempt Collection: Jatayu's Attempt to Foil Sita's Abduction, Folio from a Vaidehisha Vilasa... between 1875 and 1900

Jatayu's Attempt to Foil Sita's Abduction, Folio from a Vaidehisha Vilasa... between 1875 and 1900
Jatayu's Attempt to Foil Sita's Abduction, Folio from a Vaidehisha Vilasa (The Story of Sita), between 1875 and 1900

Background imageAttempt Collection: Vain work, c17th century. Creator: David Klocker Ehrenstrahl

Vain work, c17th century. Creator: David Klocker Ehrenstrahl
Vain work, c17th century

Background imageAttempt Collection: Mort de M. de Pelleport qui s'interposait pour sauver M. de Losme, officier de la... c1784-1794

Mort de M. de Pelleport qui s'interposait pour sauver M. de Losme, officier de la... c1784-1794
Mort de M. de Pelleport qui s'interposait pour sauver M. de Losme, officier de la Bastille, devant l'Hotel de Ville, le 14 juillet 1789 (Revolution), actuel 4eme arrondissement, c1784-1794

Background imageAttempt Collection: Le marquis de Pelleport (1754-1807) tente, en vain, de sauver le major de la Bastille...juillet

Le marquis de Pelleport (1754-1807) tente, en vain, de sauver le major de la Bastille...juillet 1789 Creator
Le marquis de Pelleport (1754-1807) tente, en vain, de sauver le major de la Bastille, Antoine-Jerome de Losme-Salbray, le 14 juillet 1789, c1789

Background imageAttempt Collection: Saint Gudula, 1516/1518. Creator: Leonhard Beck

Saint Gudula, 1516/1518. Creator: Leonhard Beck
Saint Gudula, 1516/1518

Background imageAttempt Collection: Attack by Orsini in front of the facade of the Opera on January 14, 1858, 1862. Creator: H Vittori

Attack by Orsini in front of the facade of the Opera on January 14, 1858, 1862. Creator: H Vittori
Attack by Orsini in front of the facade of the Opera on January 14, 1858, 1862

Background imageAttempt Collection: The Fieschi attack, boulevard du Temple, July 28, 1835. Creator: Francois-Gabriel-Guillaume Lepaulle

The Fieschi attack, boulevard du Temple, July 28, 1835. Creator: Francois-Gabriel-Guillaume Lepaulle
The Fieschi attack, boulevard du Temple, July 28, 1835

Background imageAttempt Collection: Basket and equipment used by Capt. H. C. Gray, USA, in a world altitude attempt in 1927

Basket and equipment used by Capt. H. C. Gray, USA, in a world altitude attempt in 1927
U.S. Army Air Corps balloonist Capt. Hawthorne Gray launched from Scott Field, Illinois, on November 4, 1927, on his third attempt to explore conditions

Background imageAttempt Collection: The Death of Cato, 1634. Creator: Willem Basse

The Death of Cato, 1634. Creator: Willem Basse
The Death of Cato, 1634

Background imageAttempt Collection: The Grand Monarck Discovered in a Pot de Chambre, or The Fugitives Turning Tail

The Grand Monarck Discovered in a Pot de Chambre, or The Fugitives Turning Tail, June 28, 1791

Background imageAttempt Collection: Hamlet Attempts to Kill the King, 1834-43. 1834-43. Creator: Eugene Delacroix

Hamlet Attempts to Kill the King, 1834-43. 1834-43. Creator: Eugene Delacroix
Hamlet Attempts to Kill the King, 1834-43. In act 3, scene 3, the prince does not revenge his uncle who is at prayer

Background imageAttempt Collection: De Wets Attempt to Cross the Railway, 1902. Creator: Unknown

De Wets Attempt to Cross the Railway, 1902. Creator: Unknown
De Wets Attempt to Cross the Railway, 1902. De Wets troops attempt to cross a railway line in Orange River Colony under fire from British troops in a blockhouse

Background imageAttempt Collection: Buonaparte atttempting to force the Bridge of Arcola, (1796), 1816. Creator: Unknown

Buonaparte atttempting to force the Bridge of Arcola, (1796), 1816. Creator: Unknown
Buonaparte atttempting to force the Bridge of Arcola, (1796), 1816. Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) French statesman, military leader at the Battle of Arcola (1796)

Background imageAttempt Collection: Buonaparte at the Field of May, 1816. Creator: Unknown

Buonaparte at the Field of May, 1816. Creator: Unknown
Buonaparte at the Field of May, 1816. Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) French statesman, military leader returns from exile on Elba, and stages the Field of May in Lyon, France

Background imageAttempt Collection: The Attempted Balloon Voyage Across The Channel, 1882. Creator: Unknown

The Attempted Balloon Voyage Across The Channel, 1882. Creator: Unknown
The Attempted Balloon Voyage Across The Channel, 1882. 1. inflating the balloon, 2. the start from Canterbury, 3. passing over Folkestone, 4. the basket and its lifebuoy

Background imageAttempt Collection: Berblingers attempt to fly across the Danube, 1811, (1932). Creator: Unknown

Berblingers attempt to fly across the Danube, 1811, (1932). Creator: Unknown
Berblingers attempt to fly across the Danube, 1811, (1932). German inventor Albrecht Ludwig Berblinger (1770-1829), also known as the Tailor of Ulm, constructed a working flying machine

Background imageAttempt Collection: Attempt at the exit of a procession in the Church of Santa Maria del Mar in Barcelona in 1896

Attempt at the exit of a procession in the Church of Santa Maria del Mar in Barcelona in 1896, illustration in Le Petit Journal

Background imageAttempt Collection: Attempt terrorist on entering the Palace, 30th of December of 1879 to Alfonso XII

Attempt terrorist on entering the Palace, 30th of December of 1879 to Alfonso XII, King of Spain (1857-1885)

Background imageAttempt Collection: A Lictor is sent to arrest Publilius Volero, 1852. Artist: John Leech

A Lictor is sent to arrest Publilius Volero, 1852. Artist: John Leech
A Lictor is sent to arrest Publilius Volero, 1852. From The Comic History of Rome, by Gilbert A A Beckett, illustrated by John Leech. [Bradbury, Agnew & Co, London, 1852]

Background imageAttempt Collection: The First Attempt at Launching, 1877, (1910)

The First Attempt at Launching, 1877, (1910). Cleopatras Needle was originally erected in the Egyptian city of Heliopolis on the orders of Thutmose III, around 1450 BC

Background imageAttempt Collection: N24 on the Derricks of the Hobby at Kings Bay, c1925, (1928)

N24 on the Derricks of the Hobby at Kings Bay, c1925, (1928). In 1925 Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen (1872-1928) attempted to fly to the North Pole with Lincoln Ellsworth (1880-1951)

Background imageAttempt Collection: Thomas Blood attempting to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London in 1671 (1937)

Thomas Blood attempting to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London in 1671 (1937)
Thomas Blood attempting to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London in 1671, (1937). Although Blood (1618-1680) got his hands on the jewels

Background imageAttempt Collection: Attempts at Rescue, 1901

Attempts at Rescue, 1901. The Drama of Russia, Illustration published in, Le Petit Journal, 27th January 1901

Background imageAttempt Collection: A boy shot by a Prussian gendarme escaping from a correctional facility, 1900

A boy shot by a Prussian gendarme escaping from a correctional facility, 1900. An illustration from Le Petit Journal, 4th March 1900

Background imageAttempt Collection: Attempted attack on Edward, Prince of Wales in Brussels, 1900

Attempted attack on Edward, Prince of Wales in Brussels, 1900. Jean Baptiste Sipido, the 16 year old anarchist, being held back after trying to assassinate Edward, Prince of Wales in Brussels

Background imageAttempt Collection: The attempted suicide of Samori Ture, 1899. Artist: F Meaulle

The attempted suicide of Samori Ture, 1899. Artist: F Meaulle
The attempted suicide of Samori Ture, 1899. Samori Ture (also Samory Toure or Samori ibn Lafiya Ture, 1830-1900) was the founder of the Wassoulou Empire

Background imageAttempt Collection: Devadattas attempt to murder the Buddha, c2nd-3rd century

Devadattas attempt to murder the Buddha, c2nd-3rd century. Devadettas Men are stricken with remorse when Buddha touches the wall. British Museum

Background imageAttempt Collection: Attempted attack on the King of Greece, 1898. Artist: Henri Meyer

Attempted attack on the King of Greece, 1898. Artist: Henri Meyer
Attempted attack on the King of Greece, 1898. The King of Greece was returning from Phalerum in his landau with Princess Marie


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