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Robert Kennedy assassination

Senator Robert F. Kennedy is shot and mortally wounded in Los Angeles just after claiming victory in California's Democratic presidential primary. Gunman Sirhan Bishara Sirhan, a Palestinian-American, is immediately arrested. Kennedy dies in a hospital the next day.

Pictured: Kennedy after being shot.

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