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Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Assassination of Nikolai Bobrikov
Today marks the 105th anniversary of the assassination of the hated Russian governor-general of Finland, Nikolai Bobrikov. On June 16, 1904, the young Finnish nationalist Eugen Schauman ran up to Bobrikov on the staircase of the Senate building in Helsinki and fired several times at him; the governor died some hours later in the hospital. After fatally wounding Bobrikov, Schauman immediately committed suicide.