On This Day In History, June 5, 1968, Presidential Hopeful Robert F. Kennedy Is Fatally Shot

  • New York Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was on the presidential campaign trail as a Democratic candidate when he was fatally shot on this day in history, June 5, 1968, by an assassin at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California.
  • The New York legislator, better known as Bobby, was 42 at the time of his death.
  • Moments before he was shot, Kennedy delivered a victory speech in front of supporters in the hotel’s Embassy Room ballroom, according to the Los Angeles Almanac. He had just won the California primary race.
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