Circus Assassin

I found this story in a collection of ‘on this day in history’ stories.

November 16, 1900: “As Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany tours Breslau in an open coach, Selma Schnapke, a circus performer-turned-shopkeeper, throws an axe at him, Apache-style, with considerable accuracy and efficiency.

It narrowly misses the Kaiser’s head and embeds itself into the interior of the carriage. She is later ruled to be insane”.

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