France · Political

Anarchist detonates bomb to strike at the wealthy

February 12, 1894 Paris, France  Émile Henry detonated a bomb in a French café, killing one and wounding 20 Henry, an anarchist, was avenging the execution of another anarchist Auguste Vaillant. Henry selected the Café Terminus for his bombing, feeling it represented the bourgeoisie (those in high society and with vast wealth) and intended to… Continue reading Anarchist detonates bomb to strike at the wealthy

Ireland · Massacres/Mass Murder · Political

Remembrance Day bombing

November 8, 1987 Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland A bomb set by the Irish Republican Army explodes near a memorial of British soldiers on Remembrance Day, killing 12 and injuring 63 Of the 12 killed, most were elderly pensioners. The IRA admitted a mistake in the bombing, stating their intended target had been British soldiers… Continue reading Remembrance Day bombing

California · Newspaper clippings · Political

Protestors bomb Los Angeles Times building

October 1, 1910 Los Angeles, California An Iron Workers unionist sets off a bomb in the Los Angeles Times building, killing 21 and injuring over 100 Brothers James and John McNamara planned the explosion to bring attention to their cause, which was to re-unionize the city after the steel and iron industries had successfully reduced… Continue reading Protestors bomb Los Angeles Times building