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Day of the Week: Monday

Article: Assassination of a British Prime Minister

Events in History


MurderAssassination

British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval is assassinated by John Bellingham in the lobby of the House of Commons, London. Ironically, descendants of both later elected to Parliament at the same time.

British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval
British Prime Minister
Spencer Perceval
  • Waltz introduced into English ballrooms. Some observers consider it disgusting and immoral.

Deaths in History


Person of interestSpencer Perceval

Spencer Perceval, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (assassinated) (b. 1762)

British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval
British Prime Minister
Spencer Perceval