Arizona

Reporter dies of injuries 11 days after car bomb blast

June 13, 1976 Phoenix, Arizona Reporter Don Bolles succumbs to injuries sustained in a car bomb blast 11 days before Bolles, who had been investigating possible ties between organized crime syndicates and high-ranking Arizona state government officials, was mortally wounded when a remote controlled bomb consisting of 6 sticks of dynamite exploded under the car… Continue reading Reporter dies of injuries 11 days after car bomb blast

Political · United States

Anarchists detonate 8 bombs in 8 cities to protest deportation of immigrant criminals and anti-sedition laws

June 2, 1919 United States Anarchists send and detonate 8 mail bombs to government officials on 8 US cities The victims targeted by the mail bombs either supported the deportation of immigrants accused of crimes, or endorsed anti-sedition laws (laws which punished those who used "disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive language" about the United States,… Continue reading Anarchists detonate 8 bombs in 8 cities to protest deportation of immigrant criminals and anti-sedition laws

Crime Scene Photography · Massacres/Mass Murder · Political · Spain

A failed assassination attempt against King Alfonso XIII on his wedding day resulted in 15 or more bystanders killed and many more wounded

May 31, 1906 Madrid, Spain An assassination attempt against King Alfonso XIII fails to kill its target but kills at least 15 and injures 100 bystanders The attack happened as the King and his newly-wed Queen Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg were in a procession celebrating their marriage on their wedding day. Anarchist Mateo Morral concealed… Continue reading A failed assassination attempt against King Alfonso XIII on his wedding day resulted in 15 or more bystanders killed and many more wounded

Religion · Wyoming

Man takes elementary school hostage to create “Brave New World” by killing children, self

May 16, 1986 Cokeville, Wyoming David and Doris Young take an elementary school hostage to create a “Brave New World” David Young had previously been Cokeville’s town marshal, though he had been relieved of his duties due to misconduct. Despite his recent firing, the motive behind the attack on the elementary school seemed to have… Continue reading Man takes elementary school hostage to create “Brave New World” by killing children, self

Oregon

6 killed in Oregon by stray Japanese balloon bomb

May 5, 1945 Bly, Oregon A pregnant woman and 5 children are killed by a Japanese balloon bomb The bombs were sent by the Japanese military to the western coasts of the United States and Canada. The intent was to have a cheap, efficient, and stealthy weapon utilizing the jet streams over the Pacific Ocean… Continue reading 6 killed in Oregon by stray Japanese balloon bomb