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

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