"Embedded in a sidewalk, a small bronze plaque marks the spot where Prime Minister Olof Palme was gunned down in Stockholm, Sweden 20 years ago Tuesday," reports the Associated Press. "The modest commemoration, for the only western European head of government murdered since World War II, belies the profound impact the unsolved murder had on Sweden."
"The shots piercing the night sky on Feb. 28, 1986, also killed Sweden's self-image as a haven from political violence. Two decades later, Palme's family and friends lament that his political legacy is still clouded by conspiracy theories surrounding the murder. 'It just goes on and on. Of course it overshadows my father's contributions, which are not mentioned,' his son, Marten Palme, told The Associated Press."