California · Massacres/Mass Murder · Political

A bomb, thought to have been set by anti-war protestors, detonates during a parade honoring the US entering into WWI

July 22, 1916 San Francisco, California A bomb detonates at the Preparedness Day Parade, killing 10 and wounding 40 The parade was meant to commemorate the United States’ preparations to enter into World War I, and the bombing is suspected to be in protest of the nation entering into the foray. Prior to the bombing,… Continue reading A bomb, thought to have been set by anti-war protestors, detonates during a parade honoring the US entering into WWI

Northern Ireland · Political

The Troubles: Bloody Friday

July 21, 1972 Belfast, Northern Ireland In one day, later called “Bloody Friday,” 22 bombs detonate killing 9 and wounding 130 “Bloody Friday” was one instance in the thirty-year conflict in Northern Ireland known as The Troubles, pitting Nationalists (those who fought to end British rule in Northern Ireland and who were primarily Catholics) and… Continue reading The Troubles: Bloody Friday

Poland · Political

Operation Valkyrie, the failed assassination attempt on Hitler

July 20, 1944 Rastenburg, East Prussia, German Empire (modern day Kętrzyn, Warmia-Masuria, Poland) An assassination attempt on Adolph Hitler’s life, orchestrated by high-ranking German officials, fails A group of members of the German government conspired to assassinate Hitler, fearing he was leading the country to annihilation. A plan was formed, and Colonel Claus Philipp Maria… Continue reading Operation Valkyrie, the failed assassination attempt on Hitler

Italy · Political

Anti-mafia magistrate assassinated by the Mafia

July 19, 1992 Palermo, Sicily, Italy Anti-mafia magistrate Paolo Borsellino is assassinated by a remote-controlled car bomb In the early evening of July 19, Borsellino arrived at his mother’s apartment building to bring her to a doctor’s appointment. As he and several of his body guards approached the building, a car bomb was detonated remotely.… Continue reading Anti-mafia magistrate assassinated by the Mafia

England · Massacres/Mass Murder · Political

Suicide bombers kill 56 in four blasts

July 7, 2005 London, England Suicide bombers detonate four bombs — three on underground trains and one on a double-decker bus — killing 56 (including the 4 terrorists) and injuring over 700 The bombs, transported in backpacks, were organic peroxide based, highly explosive compounds that are more difficult to detect than nitrogen-based bombs. Organic peroxide… Continue reading Suicide bombers kill 56 in four blasts