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Historic Terrorist Events Occurring between 1900 - 1949
1910
Oct 21
Labor Union Bomb Destroys the Los Angeles Times Building: 20 die Los Angeles Journalism Labor Unions Crime
1916
Mar 09
Pancho Villa Leads Mexican Raid on Columbus, NM, Killing More Than a Dozen Pancho Villa New Mexico Death
1921
Nov 04
Japan Prime Minister, Takashi Hara, Assassinated by Conservative Fanatic Japan Death
1948
Mar 11
Jewish Agency of Jerusalem Bombed Israel
Historic Terrorist Events Occurring between 1950 - 1999
1955
Apr 01
Cypriots (EOKA) Begin Campaign of Violence Against British Cyprus Great Britain
1957
Jan 30
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Montgomery, AL Home is Bombed by Segregationists Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Racism
1965
Mar 30
Bomb Explodes Outside U.S. Embassy in Saigon Vietnam War History Channel
Terorrist Events of the 1970s
1970
Mar 05
The Weathermen Terrorists Detonate a Bomb in New York City New York City
1970
Oct 10
The FLQ French Separatists Kidnap Quebec's Labor Minister Québec
1970
Oct 16
Canada Responds to FLQ Terrorism by Invoking War Measures Front de Liberation du Québec
1970
Oct 17
Quebec Cabinet Minister Found Murdered by FLQ Terrorists Canada Death
1971
Jan 12
Anarchists Bomb Home of British Employment Secretary Great Britain BBC
1971
Mar 01
Weather Underground Bomb Detonates in the U.S. Capitol Washington, D.C. U.S. Congress
1972
Feb 23
Palestinian Air Hijackers Release Crew and Surrender in Yemen after Two Days Yemen Aviation History BBC
1972
Sept 05
Arab Terrorists Take Israeli Hostages at the Munich Olympics Israeli Massacre at the Munich Olympics Israel CNN
1972
Sept 06
Palestinian Black September Terrorists Massacre Israeli Olympic Athletes Palestine Israel Olympics
1973
Sept 05
Palestinian Terrorists Seize Saudi Arabian Embassy in Paris, Take 5 Hostages Paris Palestine Saudi Arabia Time Magazine
1974
Apr 18
Italian Prosecutor Mario Sossi Kidnapped by Red Brigade Italy
1974
Nov 25
Irish Republican Army Is Outlawed in Britain Following Deadly Pub Bombing Great Britain Ireland
1975
Oct 24
Armenian Liberation Terrorists Assassinate Turkish Ambassador in Paris Paris Turkey Armenia
1976
Jan 05
Ten Protestant Men Dead in Northern Ireland Bus Ambush Northern Ireland Religion BBC
1976
Sept 26
Abu Nidal Terrorists Take 90 Hostages at a Damascus Hotel: 4 Hostages and All Terrorists die Syria Death
1977
Jan 12
French Protest Release of 1972 Munich Olympic Terrorist Abu Daoud France 1972 Munich Olympics
1977
Mar 09
Hanafi Muslims Take 130 Hostages in Three Washington D.C. Buildings, Kill One Washington, D.C. Islam Death
1977
Mar 11
34 Israelis Killed by Palestinians on the Tel Aviv-Haifa Highway Israel Palestine Death
Moslems Hold 130 Hostages in Washington D.C. Washington, D.C.
1977
Sept 05
Red Army Faction (RAF) Terrorists Kidnap and Kill West German Executive Germany World History Death Baader-Meinhof
1977
Oct 18
Commandos Storm Plane Hijacked by Palestinian Terrorists: All Hostages Freed Germany Aviation
1978
Mar 11
Terrorists Attack Mail Truck in Tel Aviv, 45 Die Israel Death
1978
Mar 16
Italian Premier Aldo Moro Is Kidnapped by the Red Brigades Italy
1979
Mar 30
Northern Ireland Secretary Airey Neave Killed by a Car Bomb Northern Ireland Death BBC
1979
Nov 14
President Carter Freezes All Iranian Assets in U.S. Banks Iran Hostage Crisis President Jimmy Carter
1979
Nov 21
U.S. Embassy in Pakistan Attacked & Set Afire Pakistan U.S. History
Terorrist Events of the 1980s
1980
Apr 30
Terrorists Seize Iranian Embassy in London Iran Great Britain
1980
May 24
Iran Rejects World Court Ruling to Release Hostages Iran Law & Legal Resources Iran Hostage Crisis
1980
Aug 26
A 1,000-Pound Bomb Is Discovered in a Nevada Casino Nevada Crime History Channel
1981
Jan 19
U.S. & Iran Agree to Release of 52 Americans Hostages Held 14+ Months Iran Hostage Crisis President Ronald Reagan
1981
May 13
Pope John Paul II Is Shot and Wounded in St. Peter's Square Pope John Paul II
1982
Sept 15
Black September Seizes Egyptian Embassy, Madrid Egypt Israel Black September
1983
Mar 09
Armenian Terrorists Attack and Wound the Turkish Ambassador to Serbia Turkey Armenia
1983
Apr 18
Suicide Bomber Kills 63 at US Embassy in Lebanon Lebanon Death
1983
Sept 23
Bomb Destroys Omani Aircraft In Flight: 111 dies Oman Air Disasters Death
1983
Oct 09
21 Burmese and Korean Officials Killed in Rangoon by North Korean Bomb Burma South Korea North Korea Death
1983
Oct 23
Islamic Jihad Bombings Kill 241 U.S. Marines & 58 French Paratroopers Lebanon Death
1983
Nov 04
Arab Suicide Bomber Kills 40 Israeli Soldier in Lebanon Israel Lebanon Death
1983
Nov 07
Bomb Explodes in U.S. Capitol - No One Injured U.S. Capitol
1983
Dec 05
West Beirut Car Bomb Kills More Than a Dozen Lebanon Death
1984
Mar 16
CIA Station Chief, William Buckley, Kidnapped in Beirut and Will Die in Captivity Lebanon The CIA
Chief AP Correspondent, Terry Anderson, Abducted in Beirut - Held Until 1991 Lebanon Journalism
1984
Apr 14
U.S. Diplomat Dennis Keough Is Killed in Namibia by a Booby Trap Bomb Namibia U.S. Government Notable Persons Who Have Died on This Date
1984
Sept 20
Terrorist Van Explodes in Front of U.S. Embassy, Lebanon: 14 die Lebanon United States Government Death
1985
May 28
American David Jacobsen Taken Hostage in Lebanon for 17 Months Lebanon
1985
Oct 01
Israeli Air Force Bombs Palestinian Liberation Organization Tunis Headquarters Palestine Israel Tunisia
1985
Oct 07
Palestinians Hijack Italian Cruise Ship "Achille Lauro" Italy Palestine
Achille Lauro Palestinian Hijackers Kill a Wheelchair-bound Jewish-American Death
1985
Nov 07
11 Colombian Supreme Court Justices Murdered by Guerrillas Colombia
1985
Dec 11
The Unabomber Kills His First Victim Theodore Kaczynski
1986
Mar 08
Four French TV Crew Members Abducted in West Beirut Lebanon France Lebanon Television
1986
Mar 31
West Berlin German Arab Friendship Association Is Bombed: Seven Injured Germany
1986
Apr 05
Bomb Kills Two Americans in West Berlin Discotheque Berlin
1986
Sept 05
4 Arab Gunmen Kill 21 in Aborted Airline Hijacking in Pakistan Pakistan World History CNN
1986
Sept 06
Terrorists Murder 21 Jewish Worshipers in an Istanbul Synagogue Turkey Israel
1986
Sept 15
Bomb In Paris Main Police Headquarters Kills 1, Wounds 51 Paris Death
1987
Jan 20
Lebanese Islamic Militia Kidnap Church of England Peace Envoy, Terry Waite Lebanon Islam BBC
1987
Oct 28
Philippine's New People's Army (NPA) Guerrillas Kill Three Americans Republic of the Philippines
1988
Mar 16
Attempted Assassination of IRA Leaders at a Funeral Fails, but 3 Others Killed Ireland Death
1988
Mar 19
Two British Soldiers Are Lynched in Belfast, Northern Ireland Ireland Great Britain Death
1989
Feb 16
Bomb Inside Cassette Player Cause of Pan Am Explosion over Scotland Scotland Pan Am 103 Disaster Death
1989
May 12
Islamic Fundamentalists Kidnap Retired British Pilot in Beirut, Lebanon Lebanon Great Britain Islam
1989
Sept 19
Bomb Destroys UTA flight 772 in the Air over Niger: all on board die Niger Air Disasters Death
Terorrist Events of the 1990s
1990
Nov 05
Rabbi Meir Kahane Shot to Death by Mideast Terrorist Judaism
1991
Feb 25
US Barracks in Dhahran Saudi Arabia Hit by SCUD Missile: 28 Die Saudi Arabia Death
1991
May 21
Suicide Bomber Assassinates Former Indian PM Rajiv Gandhi Indian Political Leaders Death
1991
Nov 14
Two Libyans Indicted for Pan Am Flight 103 Bombing Scotland Libya Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103
1991
Nov 18
Muslim Kidnappers in Lebanon Free Two Hostages Lebanon
1991
Dec 02
U.S. Hostage Joseph Cicippio Released in Lebanon After 1,906 Days Captive Lebanon
1991
Dec 03
Radical Shiite Muslim's Release American Hostage Allen Sutten after 5 Years Lebanon
1991
Dec 04
Terry Anderson Released after 7 Years of Captivity in Lebanon Lebanon
1992
Feb 16
Israeli Air Assault Kills Hizballah General Secretary Abbas Musawi in Lebanon Israel Lebanon
1992
Mar 31
U.N. Sanctions Libya for Harboring 1988 Pan Am Flight 103 Bomb Suspects United Nations Libya Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103
1993
Feb 26
Terrorists Attempt to Blow Up the NYC World Trade Center: 6 Die New York World Trade Center
1993
Mar 12
Several Bombs Go Off in Bombay, India: 300 Die India
1993
Mar 30
Israel Closes Occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip after Two Policemen Are Killed Israel
1993
Aug 18
U.S. Informs Sudan It Is on List of Nations Accused of Sponsoring Terrorism Sudan
1994
Mar 04
Four Guilty of Bombing the New York World Trade Center New York World Trade Center
1994
Mar 23
Mexican Presidential Candidate, Luis Donaldo Colosio, Is Assassinated in Tijuana Mexico Elections Death
1994
Mar 24
U.S. Troops Complete Withdrawal from Somalia Somalia United States
1994
May 24
Four Convicted of Bombing New York's World Trade Center New York World Trade Center Law & Legal Resources
1994
Dec 10
Advertising Executive Killed by Unabomber Mail Bomb Theodore Kaczynski
1995
Feb 25
Bomb Attack on Train in Assam India (27 Soldiers Killed) India Railroads Death
1995
Mar 11
Sinn Fein Party Leader, Gerry Adams, Arrives in US Ireland
1995
Mar 20
Japanese Cult Releases Sarin Nerve Gas in Tokyo Subway Japan
1995
Apr 19
Bomb Destroys Oklahoma City Federal Building: 168 die Oklahoma Crime Death
1995
Sept 19
New York Times/Washington Post Print Unabomber Manifesto Journalism
1995
Nov 04
Israeli Conservative Extremist Assassinates Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin Yitzhak Rabin Death
1996
Jan 05
Islamic Terrorist Mastermind Yahya Ayyash Killed with Booby-trapped Cell Phone The Telephone Death
1996
Jan 31
Truck of Explosives Rams Sri Lanka Central Bank: 86 Die Sri Lanka Death
1996
Apr 03
Unabomber Suspect Theodore Kaczynski Is Arrested Crime Notorious Americans
1996
Sept 02
Muslim Rebels & Philippine Government End 24-year War with Peace Pact The Philippines
1996
Sept 27
The Taliban Islamic Conservatives Take Control of Kabul, Afghanistan Afghanistan Islam
1996
Oct 01
Grand Jury Indicts Unabomber Suspect Theodore Kaczynski Crime Law & Legal Resources
1997
Nov 12
Ramzi Yousef Guilty of 1993 World Trade Center Bombing New York City World Trade Center
1997
Nov 17
Six Militants Kill 62 at Temple of Hatshepsut in Luxor, Egypt: Police Kill Attackers Egypt Death BBC
1998
Jan 08
NY World Trade Center Bomber Sentenced to Life in Prison New York World Trade Center
1998
May 04
Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski, Sentenced: Four Life Terms plus 30 Years Theodore Kaczynski Law & Legal Resources Notorious Americans
1998
Aug 20
U.S. Missiles Strike Afghanistan and Sudan Terrorist Camps Afghanistan Sudan United States
1998
Nov 02
CIA Missile Kills Top al-Qaida Operative in Yemen Yemen Death
1998
Nov 05
U.N. Announces Taliban Killing of 5,000 Civilians While Capturing Town United Nations Afghanistan Death
1998
Nov 20
Afghanistan's Taliban Offers Safe Haven to Usama bin Laden Afghanistan Usama bin Laden
1999
Mar 08
Supreme Court Upholds Timothy McVeigh's Conviction for Oklahoma City Bombing Oklahoma Supreme Court
Terorrist Events Since 2000
2000
Oct 20
Egyptian-American Pleads Guilty Role in 1998 U.S. Embassy Bombings in Africa Africa Law and Legal Resources
2001
Sept 11
Terrorist Attacks Destroy Both NYC World Trade Towers: 3,748 die New York City Case Study of September 11 Death
Terrorists Crash Jet Airliner into the Pentagon: 189 die The Pentagon Case Study of September 11 Death
Terrorists Hijacked Jetliner Crashes in Pennsylvania: 44 die Pennsylvania Case Study of September 11 Death
2001
Sept 15
President Bush Identifies Osama bin Laden as Prime Suspect 9-11 Attacks Usama bin Laden President George W. Bush Sept 11 Attacks
2001
Oct 20
Traces of Anthrax Found in House Office Building Mail Room U.S. Congress Diseases
2001
Dec 01
Two Suicide Bombers Kill 12 in Downtown Jerusalem Pedestrian Mall Israel Death
2002
Feb 17
New Transportation Security Administration to Supervise U.S. Aviation Security U.S. Government Offices and Agencies Aviation
2002
Mar 02
Palestinian Suicide Bomber Kills 11 Israelis in Jerusalem Israel Death
2002
Mar 16
Colombian Gunmen Kill Archbishop Isaias Duarte Cancino Colombia Catholicism
2002
Mar 20
Lima, Peru Car Bomb Kills 9 in AdvanceVisit by President Bush Peru George W. Bush Death
2002
Oct 06
Small Boat of Explosives Attacks French Oil Tanker Limburg Near Yemen France Yemen Naval History
2003
Mar 19
U.S. Invasion of Iraq Begins with Missile Attack on Iraqi Leadership in Baghdad Iraq U.S. Invasion of Iraq
2003
Apr 09
U.S. Soldiers Help Iraqi Citizens Pull Down Baghdad Statue of Saddam Hussein Iraq U.S.-Iraq War
2004
Apr 29
President Bush & VP Cheney Meets in Closed Door Session with 9-11 Commission National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States President George W. Bush September 11 Attacks
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