Colorado

Man plants bomb in mother’s luggage to kill her and collect insurance money

November 1, 1955 Near Longport, Colorado A bomb on United Airlines Flight 629 explodes, planted by Jack Gilbert Graham in an effort to kill his mother for insurance money Graham had taken out a $37,000 air flight insurance policy out on his mother Daisie E. King shortly before her flight took off. Eleven minutes after… Continue reading Man plants bomb in mother’s luggage to kill her and collect insurance money

Massacres/Mass Murder · School Violence · Texas

Man bombs school playground when told he could not register his son in the school without paperwork

September 15, 1959 Houston, Texas Paul Orgeron detonates a bomb at Poe Elementary School after attempting to enroll his son at the school Orgeron had brought his son, Dusty Paul Orgeron (7) to the school to enroll the second-grader. He was told he needed birth and health certificates to do so, and he said he… Continue reading Man bombs school playground when told he could not register his son in the school without paperwork

Pennsylvania

Man killed with bomb locked to his chest during elaborate robbery

August 28, 2003 Erie, Pennsylvania Brian Wells is killed by a bomb strapped to his chest and locked around his neck during an elaborate robbery Wells, a pizza delivery driver, arrived at a bank while wearing the bomb and carrying a modified shotgun which resembled a cane. He slid the teller a note, stating the… Continue reading Man killed with bomb locked to his chest during elaborate robbery

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