The Kennedy curse is probably the most well-known of possible curses that has ever struck an entire family.
Back in the year 1811 a curse was placed on the US Presidency by a Native American Chieftain. It is known as the Tecumseh or Tippecanoe curse. The Governor of India in 1811, William Harrison, bribed Native Americans to give lands to the US government, and then handed out free whiskey to all of the tribes.
However, this angered the Shawnee Chief Tecumseh and he, along with the remaining braves, defended their land. In return, Harrison attacked Tecumseh's village and broke the resistance. The Chief's brother, Tenskwatawa, placed a curse on Harrison. When Harrison was elected US president in 1840 the curse finally took affect.
Harrison died of pneumonia 31 days after taking office. From then on, for 120 years, every president elected in a year ending in a zero died in office.
Abraham Lincoln - 1860 - Assassinated
James A. Garfield - 1880 - Assassinated
William McKinley - 1900 - Assassinated
Warren G. Harding - 1920 - Suspected Poisoning
Franklin D Roosevelt - 1940 - Massive stroke 5 years later.
JFK - 1960 - Shot (Assassinated) 3 years later.
Failed assassination attempts included
Ronald Reagan - 1980 - Shot in 1981. Bullet missed his heart by cms.
George W. Bush - 2000 - Gunman opened fire on Whitehouse in 2001
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