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  • Ramat Gan, Israel
    Saturday Dec 1, 1973

    David Ben-Gurion

    Death

    Ramat Gan, Israel
    Saturday Dec 1, 1973

    On 18 November 1973, Ben-Gurion suffered a cerebral hemorrhage, and was taken to Sheba Medical Center in Tel HaShomer, Ramat Gan. During the first week following the stroke, he received visits from many high-ranking officials, including Prime Minister Golda Meir. His condition began deteriorating on 23 November, and he died on 1 December at age 87.




  • Queen's Grove, St John's Wood, London, United Kingdom
    Sunday Dec 30, 1973

    Carlos the Jackal

    Failed assassination

    Queen's Grove, St John's Wood, London, United Kingdom
    Sunday Dec 30, 1973

    In 1973, Carlos conducted a failed PFLP assassination attempt on Joseph Sieff, a Jewish businessman and vice president of the British Zionist Federation. On 30 December, Carlos called on Sieff's home on Queen's Grove in St John's Wood and ordered the maid to take him to Sieff. Finding Sieff in the bathroom, in his bath, Carlos fired one bullet at Sieff from his Tokarev 7.62mm pistol, which bounced off Sieff just between his nose and upper lip and knocked him unconscious; the gun then jammed and Carlos fled.




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