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Events 1 - 94 of 94
1794-07-28 - Robespierre, & 22 other terrorists executed to thunderous cheers
1868-10-26 - White terrorists kill several blacks in St Bernard Parish La
1875-07-04 - White Democrats kill several blacks in terrorist attacks in Vicksburg
1876-07-08 - White terrorists attack Black Republicans in Hamburg SC, killing 5
1902-04-02 - Dmitry Sipyagin, Minister of Interior of the Russian Empire, is assassinated by a terrorist in the Marie Palace, St Petersburg.
1946-06-29 - Black Sabbath-Brits arrest 2700 Jews in Palestine as alleged terrorist
1947-11-30 - Arab terrorist campaign opens in Palestine
1953-01-12 - 9 "Jewish" physicians arrested for "terrorist activities" in Moscow
1964-12-11 - Che Guevara speaks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. An unknown terrorist fires a mortar shell at the building during the speech.
1968-12-26 - Arab terrorists in Athens fire on El Al plane, kills 1
1969-02-25 - Germany gives $5 million to an Arab terrorist as ransom for the passengers and crew of a hijacked jumbo jet.
Argentine Revolutionary Che Guevara 1970-03-05 - SDS Weathermen terrorist group bomb 18 West 11th St in NYC
1970-05-22 - Arab terrorists kill 9 children & 3 adults on a school bus
1970-09-12 - Palestinian terrorists blow up three hijacked airliners in Jordan, continuing to hold the passengers hostage in various undisclosed locations in Amman.
1972-05-30 - 3 Jap PFL terrorists kills 24, wound 72 at Tel Aviv's Lod Intl airport
1972-09-05 - Palestinian terrorists kill 11 Israelis at 1972 Munich Olympics
1973-03-02 - "Black September" terrorists occupy Saudi Embassy in Khartoum
1973-04-08 - Thirty-two terrorist bombings in Cyprus take place.
1973-04-17 - German counter-terrorist unit GSG 9 founded.
1973-08-05 - Arab terrorists open fire at Athens airport, kills 3 injures 55
1973-09-28 - Palestinian Terrorists hijack Austrian train
1973-12-17 - Arabs terrorists shoot passengers on Boeing 737 to Kuwait
1974-05-15 - Mail truck terrorists take school in Maalot, 30 killed
1975-12-14 - 6 So Moluccan terrorists surrender, holding 23 hostages for 12 days
1975-12-29 - 11 killed, 75 hurt by terrorist bomb at LaGuardia Airport in NYC
1976-09-10 - 5 Croatian terrorists capture TWA-plane at La Guardia Airport, NY
1976-10-06 - Cubana Flight 455 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean after two bombs, placed by terrorists with connections to the CIA, exploded onboard shortly after taking off from Bridgetown, Barbados. All 73 people on-board were killed.
1977-09-22 - West German RAF terrorist kills policeman in Utrecht
1977-11-10 - Amsterdam: RAF-terrorists Gert Schneider/Christof Wackernagel arrested
1977-12-20 - RAF -terrorist Knut Folkerts sentenced to 20 years
1978-03-11 - Terrorists attack mail truck at Tel Aviv, 45 killed
1980-02-27 - Terrorists occupies Dominican embassy in Bogota
1980-04-30 - Terrorists seize Iranian Embassy in London
1981-03-02 - Aircraft hijacked by 3 Pakistani terrorists
1981-06-22 - 2 Habash terrorists attack a travel agency in Greece killing 2
1981-07-22 - Turkish terrorist Mehmet Ali Agca sentenced in a Rome to life
1982-03-10 - The United States places an embargo on Libyan petroleum imports because of their support of terrorist groups.
1982-08-21 - Palestinian terrorists are dispersed from Beirut
1983-10-23 - Suicide terrorist truck bomb kills 243 US personnel in Beirut
1985-09-25 - Palestinian terrorists kill 3 Israeli sailors at Lanaca Cyprus
1985-10-07 - PLO terrorists sieze Italian cruise liner Achille Lauro
1985-10-11 - US intercepts Egyptian Boeing with Achille Lauro terrorists
1985-12-27 - Terrorists kill 20 & wound 110 attacking El Al at Rome & Vienna airports, President Reagan blames Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi
1986-01-16 - Police arrested 3 IRA-terrorists in Amsterdam
1986-04-14 - US aircraft attacks 5 terrorist locations in Libya
1988-02-17 - Lebanese terrorists kidnap UN truce observer Lt Col William Higgins
1988-02-17 - US Lt Col Wm Higgins kidnapped by Lebanese terrorists & later killed
1988-07-18 - Abu Nidal terrorists kill 9 on City of Poros cruise ship
1988-12-20 - Animal rights terrorists fire-bomb Harrod's dept store, London
1989-11-30 - Deutsche Bank board member Alfred Herrhausen is killed by a Red Army Faction terrorist bomb.
1993-07-25 - Israeli offensive against terrorist bases in South Lebanon
1994-03-04 - 4 Arab terrorist founded guilty of bombing the World Trade Center
1994-08-14 - Terrorist "Carlos" arrested in Khartoum Sudan
1994-08-15 - Terrorist Carlos the Jackal, captured in Khartoum Sudan
1995-01-06 - A chemical fire in an apartment complex in Manila, Philippines, leads to the discovery of plans for Project Bojinka, a mass-terrorist attack.
1997-07-30 - Terrorist double suicide bombing in Jerusalem, kills 14
1998-04-20 - German terrorist group Red Army Faction announces their dissolution after 28 years.
1998-05-27 - Oklahoma City bombing: Michael Fortier is sentenced to 12 years in prison and fined $200,000 for failing to warn authorities about the terrorist plot.
1998-08-15 - Omagh bomb in Northern Ireland, the worst terrorist incident of The Troubles
Islamic Militant & Terrorist Osama bin Laden 1998-11-20 - A court in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan declares accused terrorist Osama bin Laden "a man without a sin" in regard to the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.
1999-02-15 - Abdullah Öcalan, leader of the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party, widely recognized as terrorist organization), was arrested in Kenya.
2000-07-20 - Terrorist Carlos the Jackal sues France in the European Court of Human Rights for allegedly torturing him.
2001-09-11 - Two passenger planes hijacked by terrorists crashes into New York's World Trade Towers causing the collapse of both & death of 2,752 people
2001-09-11 - Terrorists hijack a passenger plane and crash it into the Pentagon causing the death of 125 people
2001-09-11 - Attempt by passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 to retake control of their hijacked plane from terrorists causes plane to crash in Pennsylvania field killing all 64 people onboard
2001-11-13 - War on Terrorism: In the first such act since World War II, US President George W. Bush signs an executive order allowing military tribunals against foreigners suspected of connections to terrorist acts or planned acts on the United States.
2001-12-13 - the Indian Parliament Sansad is attacked by terrorists. 15 people are killed, including all the terrorists.
2002-07-15 - Anti-Terrorism Court of Pakistan hands down the death sentence to British born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh and life terms to three others suspected of murdering Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
2002-10-12 - Terrorists explode two bombs in Bali's nightclub district killing 202 and injuring 209 mostly foreign tourists
2003-05-16 - In Casablanca, Morocco, 33 civilians are killed and more than 100 people are injured in the Casablanca terrorist attacks.
2003-08-29 - Ayatollah Sayed Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, the Shia Muslim leader in Iraq, is assassinated in a terrorist bombing, along with nearly 100 worshippers as they leave a mosque in Najaf.
2003-11-09 - A suicide-terrorist attack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, kills 17 people.
2004-02-27 - A bombing of a Superferry by Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines worst terrorist attack kills 116.
2004-03-11 - Terrorists explode simultaneous bombs on Madrid's rail network ripping through a commuter train and rocking three stations, killing 190
43rd US President George W. Bush 2004-04-02 - Islamist terrorists involved in the 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks attempt to bomb the Spanish high-speed train AVE near Madrid. Their attack is thwarted.
2004-04-03 - Islamic terrorists involved in the 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks are trapped by the police in their apartment and kill themselves.
2004-09-01 - The Beslan school hostage crisis begins when armed terrorists take hundreds of school children and adults hostage in the Russian town of Beslan in North Ossetia.
2004-10-29 - The Arabic news network Al Jazeera broadcasts an excerpt from a video of Osama bin Laden in which the terrorist leader first admits direct responsibility for the September 11, 2001 attacks and references the 2004 U.S. presidential election.
2005-07-07 - Coordinated terrorist bomb blasts strike London's public transport system during the morning rush hour killing 52 and injuring 700
2005-07-21 - Four terrorist bombings, occurring exactly two weeks after the similar July 7 bombings, target London's public transportation system. All four bombs fail to detonate and all four suspected suicide bombers are captured and later convicted and imprisoned for long terms.
2006-01-19 - Terrorist blows himself up in Tel Aviv, killing only himself but injuring 20 people, one of them seriously.
2006-03-30 - UK Terrorism Act 2006 becomes law.
2006-08-10 - Scotland Yard disrupts major terrorist plot to destroy aircraft travelling from the United Kingdom to the United States. All toiletries are banned from commercial airplanes.
2006-10-24 - Justice Rutherford of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice struck down the "motive clause", an important part of the Canadian Anti-Terrorism Act.
2007-06-30 - A car crashes into Glasgow International Airport in Scotland, believed to be a terrorist attack.
2007-09-05 - Three terrorists suspected to be a part of Al-Qaeda are arrested in Germany after allegedly planning attacks on both the Frankfurt International airport and US military installations.
2007-10-15 - 17 Activists in Aotearoa New Zealand arrested in the country's first post 9/11 anti-terrorism raids across the country.
2008-11-26 - Terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India: Ten coordinated attacks by Pakistan-based terrorists kill 164 and injure more than 250 people in Mumbai, India.
2009-03-03 - The Sri Lankan cricket team is attacked by terrorists while on their way to the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore for a Test match against Pakistan.
2009-05-19 - Sri Lanka announces victory in its 27 year war against the terrorist organisation, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.
2009-12-25 - Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab unsuccessfully attempts a terrorist attack against the US while on board Northwest Airlines Flight 253
2010-12-11 - Two explosions occur in a busy shopping district of Stockholm, Sweden, killing one and injuring two others. Officials say the incident is being treated as a terrorist attack.
2012-08-29 - Operation Eagle, undertaken by the Egyptian Army, results in the deaths of 11 suspected terrorists and the arrest of another 23
2012-11-18 - Israeli Gaza rocket strikes kill 80 alleged terrorist targets
Birthdays 1 - 15 of 15
1940-08-15 - Gudrun Ensslin, German terrorist
1942-05-22 - Theodore Kaczynski, American terrorist
1943-09-11 - Raymond Villeneuve, Canadian terrorist
1949-10-12 - Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, Venezuelan international terrorist
1951-06-19 - Ayman al-Zawahiri, Egyptian terrorist
1955-04-02 - Michael Stone, British terrorist
1957-05-13 - Andrea Klump, German terrorist
1960-08-30 - Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Lebanese terrorist group Hizbollah
1961-11-17 - Robert Stethem, U.S. Navy Seabee diver murdered by terrorists on TWA Flight 847 (d. 1985)
1963-06-29 - Khalid El-Masri, German-born suspected terrorist
1967-05-20 - Ramzi Yousef, Kuwaiti-born Pakistani terrorist
1968-04-23 - Timothy McVeigh, American terrorist (d. 2001)
1968-09-01 - Mohammed Atta, Egyptian terrorist (d. 2001)
1970-10-18 - José Padilla, American former gang member and alleged supporter of terrorism
1973-08-12 - Richard Reid, British terrorist, referred to as the "shoe bomber".
Deaths 1 - 19 of 19
1864-06-01 - Solomon George Washington Dill, poor white ally of blacks, assassinated in his home by white terrorists in SC
1925-05-13 - Boris V Savinkov, Russian writer/terrorist, dies
1934-10-09 - King Alexander, of Yugoslavia, killed by Georgief (Croatian terrorist)
1977-11-13 - Ingrid Schubert, German terrorist (b. 1944)
1978-05-09 - Aldo Moro, 5 times PM of Italy, assassinated by the Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization Red Brigades at 61
1979-03-30 - Airey Neave, British MP (Conservatives), killed by terrorist bomb
1981-05-05 - Bobby Sands, IRA activist/terrorist dies in the 66th day of his hunger strike
1985-06-15 - Robert Stethem, U.S. Navy Seabee diver murdered by terrorists on TWA Flight 847 (b. 1961)
1986-04-29 - Seamus McElwaine, Irish IRA-terrorist, killed at 25
1992-07-24 - Khaled Mahmoud Saeed, asst to Palestine terrorist Abu Nidal, murdered
1993-06-27 - Wolfgang Grams, German RAF-terrorist, shot to death at 40
Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro (1978-05-09) 2001-06-11 - Timothy McVeigh, American terrorist (by execution; b. 1968)
2001-09-11 - Marwan Al-Shehhi, 9/11 terrorist (b. 1978)
2001-09-11 - Mohamed Atta, 9/11 terrorist (b. 1968)
2001-09-11 - Hani Hanjour, 9/11 terrorist (b. 1972)
2001-09-11 - Ziad Jarrah, 9/11 terrorist (b. 1975)
2001-09-11 - John P. O'Neill, American anti-terrorism FBI agent (b. 1952)
2009-09-17 - Noordin Mohammad Top, Malaysian Islamist terrorist (b. 1968)
2011-09-30 - Anwar al-Awlaki, American-born terrorist and islamist militant (b. 1971)