Robert Kennedy is assassinated, June 6, 1968
Shortly after midnight, he briskly strides through the kitchen of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, on his way to meet the press. Bobby Kennedy is triumphant. He has just won the California Democratic primary. The incumbent, Lyndon Johnson, announced two months ago that he would not seek reelection. At the age of forty-two, Kennedy appears just five months away from being elected president. Suddenly shots ring out. A single bullet has passed through Kennedy’s brain. Two other bullets pierce his upper torso. After twenty-six hours, he loses his fight for his life.