Lone-gunman sentence example
- Would the result of the election have been the same had he not been assassinated by a lone gunman?
- The Last Word, Part One - A lone gunman in a clown mask holds siege at the Junior Gazette.
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Benigno Aquino (1933-1983) of the Philippines was a leading opponent of the rule of President Ferdinand Marcos. His opposition ended in August 1983 when, after living in exile in the United States for three years, he returned to Manila and was gunned down at the airport. His death precipitated massive demonstrations against President Marcos.
In 1916 ad agency employee Horace B. Liveright (1886-1933) and his office-mate decided to go into the book publishing business. With pooled assets of $16,500, they planned to reprint modern classics by British and European authors in inexpensive editions. Calling their venture The Modern Library of the World's Greatest Books, the two entrepreneurs eventually ranged further afield, publishing works by up-and-coming writers such as William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway. Unfortunately, by 1930 the firm would find itself on hard times—the result of financial mismanagement and competition from other publishing houses—and Liveright was forced out. Three years later he would be dead of pneumonia.