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Attacks - Notable Historical Events

CiceroSep 2, -44

Charles IJan 4, 1642

BlackbeardNov 28, 1717

Stonewall JacksonMay 2, 1863

Ulysses S. GrantMay 4, 1864

General CusterNov 27, 1868

MussoliniOct 2, 1935

Ho Chi MinhDec 19, 1946

Pierre TurgeonApr 28, 1993

Frank SinatraJan 9, 1997

Jack BuckSep 17, 2001

Mariah CareyOct 21, 2001

Osama bin LadenOct 29, 2004

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Attacks - Historical Events
Date Event
44

The first of Cicero's Philippics (oratorical attacks) on Mark Antony. He will make 14 of them over the next several months.

BC
AD
489-09-27

Odoacer attacks Theodoric at the Battle of Verona, and is defeated again.

917-08-20

Battle at Anchialus: Bulgaria army counter attacks Byzantines

1573-09-18

Spain attacks Alkmaar

1575-07-19

Spanish viceroy Gilles of Hierges attacks Oudewater

1628-08-27

Java sultan Agung of Mataram attacks Batavia

1631-05-17

Earl Johann Tilly attacks Maagdenburg

1642-01-04

King Charles I with 400 soldiers attacks the English parliament

1664-05-14

Turkish great Kiprulu attacks 120,000 Donau soldiers

1675-11-02

A combined attack by the Plymouth, Rhode Island, Massachusetts Bay and Connecticut colonies attacks the Great Swamp Fort, owned by the Narragansetts during King Philip's War.

1694-04-10

Duke Victor Amadeus of Savoye attacks Casale

1694-06-29

Dutch fleet attacks French grain transports

1717-11-28

Blackbeard attacks a French merchant vessel called "La Concorde", which he would capture and rename as the "Queen Anne's Revenge"

1765-09-21

Antoine de Beauterne announces he had killed the Beast of Gévaudan, but was later proved wrong by more attacks.

1776-09-06

1st (failed) submarine attack (David Bushnell's "Turtle" attacks British sailboat "Eagle" in Bay of NY)

1780-06-02

Anti-Catholic demonstration attacks parliament in London

1797-04-17

Sir Ralph Abercromby attacks San Juan, Puerto Rico in what would be one of the largest invasions to Spanish territories in America.

1813-08-14

British warship Pelican attacks & captures US war brigantine Argus

1815-06-30

US naval hero Stephen Decatur ends attacks by Algerian pirates

1826-07-30

Java prince Dipo Negoro surprise attacks Dutch colony, 82 killed

1835-07-25

Ibrahim Pasha's army attacks Jewish settlers of Hebron Palestine

1861-02-13

Col Bernard Irwin attacks & defeats hostile Chiricahua Indians

1861-06-24

Battle of Mathias Point, VA-US attacks Confederate batteries

1861-07-05

Battle of Carthage, MO - US Gen Sigel attacks pro-secessionist

1863-04-10

Rebel Gen Earl Van Dorn attacks at Franklin, Tenn

1863-05-02

Stonewall Jackson attacks Chancellorsville, wounded by his own men

1864-05-04

General Ulysses S. Grant's Union Army at Potomac attacks Robert E. Lee's Confederates at Rappahannock River

1864-07-22

Battle of Atlanta-Hood attacks Sherman, 8449 conf, 3641 US die

1865-01-16

Drunken sailor attacks munitions at Ft Fisher NC, 40 die

1866-06-15

Prussia attacks Austria

1868-11-27

Battle at Washita River, Oklahoma. General Custer attacks group of Native American Indians, their chief Black Kettle dies in the attack

1875-07-04

White Democrats kill several blacks in terrorist attacks in Vicksburg

1893-03-04

Francis Dhanis' army attacks the Lualaba, occupies Nyangwe

1900-01-27

Foreign diplomats in Peking, China, write formal notes of protest demanding that the Chinese Government stop the Boxes and other groups leading attacks on Westerners and Christians.

1903-03-18

Following through on its attacks on Roman Catholic institutions, the French Government dissolves the Catholic religious orders

1905-11-22

British, Italian, Russian, French & Austro-Hungarian fleet attacks Lesbos

1906-12-11

US president Roosevelt attacks abuses in the Congo

1906-12-20

Venezuela (under vice-pres Gomez) attacks Dutch fleet

1907-07-30

Starting today, the French bombard Casablanca and land troops to occupy the Atlantic-coast region of Morocco after attacks on foreigners

1911-11-05

Italy attacks Turkish North-Africa (Libya), takes Tripoli & Cyrenaica

1914-08-26

-9/10] Russian army attacks Austrian army in Galicia

1915-05-06

The Allies on Cape Helles launch three attacks to enlarge their beachheads; after terrible losses, they advance about three miles

1915-05-13

US Secretary of State Bryan sends a note to Germany demanding that Germany disavow the attacks on the Lusitania and make immediate reparations; however, the note is written only to 'pacify exited public opinion', according to Bryan

1916-04-18

US Secretary of State Warns Germany that the USA may break diplomatic relations unless torpedo attacks on unarmed ships stop

1916-07-03

1st of 3 fatal shark attacks occurred near NJ shore (4 die)

1917-05-10

Atlantic ships get destroyer escorts to stop German attacks

1920-04-06

French troop attacks Main/Darmstadt/Hanau

1928-05-01

Drunken fascist Erich Wichman attacks VARA-radio transmitter

1931-12-09

Japanese army attacks Chinese province of Jehol

1935-10-02

Mussolini's Italian army attacks Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

1939-09-14

British fleet attacks German U-39 boat

1939-12-14

Soviet Union attacks Finland-League of Nations drops Soviet Union

1940-06-27

Soviet Army attacks Romania

1940-08-18

Battle of Britain - 'The hardest day": Luftwaffe attacks the RAF in largest ever air battle

1940-09-16

Luftwaffe attacks center of London

1941-04-06

Begin oper Bestrafung-Germany bomb attacks Belgrade (17,000 die)

1941-06-22

Germany attacks the Soviet Union & occupies the Baltic states

1941-08-17

German raider attacks Dutch SS Kota Nopan

1941-10-25

Germany attacks Moscow

1941-11-01

Chetniks attacks Tito's partizans in Uzice Yugoslavia

1941-11-07

British air attacks on Berlin, Mannheim & Ruhrgebied

1941-11-24

Indian infantry attacks German tanks at Sidi Omar

1943-08-10

Dutch submarine attacks Island Hertenbeest in NW Bali

1944-06-08

1st SS-Panzer Korps counter attacks at Normandy

1944-06-13

Nazi Germany begins V-1 (Fieseler Fi-103) flying bomb (doodle-bugs) attacks

1944-06-20

US attacks Japanese fleet in Philippines Sea

1944-07-08

Japanese kamakize attacks on US lines at Saipan

1944-07-20

US 15th Air Force attacks Friedrichshaven Memmingen

1944-11-16

US 9th division & 1st Army attacks at Geilenkirchen

1945-03-07

US 9th Armoured Division attacks Remagen Germany, crosses Rhine

1945-03-18

1,250 US bombers attacks Berlin

1945-03-18

US Task Force 58 attacks targets on Kiushu

1945-03-19

US Task Force 58 attacks ships near Kobe/Kure

1945-03-29

World War II: Last day of V-1 flying bomb attacks on England.

1946-12-19

War breaks out in Indochina as Ho Chi Minh attacks French in Hanoi

1948-04-27

Arab legion attacks Gesher bridge on Jordan River

1953-11-30

French parachutist under Col De Castries attacks Dien Bien Phu

1955-04-01

EOKA-bomb attacks against British government buildings in Cyprus

1955-05-11

Israel attacks Gaza

1956-07-25

Jordan attacks UN Palestine force

1957-01-01

An Irish Republican Army (IRA) unit attacks Brookeborough RUC barracks in one of the most famous incidents of the IRA's Operation Harvest.

1961-05-20

White mob attacks "Freedom Riders" in Montgomery, Alabama

1963-05-11

Racial bomb attacks in Birmingham Alabama

1967-06-08

Israel attacks USS Liberty in Mediterranean, killing 34 US crewmen

1969-03-30

Loyalists bomb water and electricity installations in Northern Ireland in the hope that the attacks would be blamed on the IRA and on elements of the civil rights movement, which was demanding an end to discrimination against Catholics

1971-12-04

The Indian Navy attacks the Pakistan Navy and Karachi.

1972-06-26

The Irish Republican Army (IRA) kill two British Army soldiers in separate attacks during the day

1973-11-17

Greek regime attacks students with tanks, 100s killed

1974-08-14

Turkish army attacks Nicosia Cyprus

1975-10-02

The Ulster Volunteer Force kill 7 civilians in a series of attacks across Northern Ireland; 6 were Catholic civilians and 1 was a Protestant civilian

1976-01-04

Reavey and O'Dowd killings: the Ulster Volunteer Force shoot dead 6 Catholic civilians in 2 co-ordinated attacks in County Armagh, North Ireland

1976-05-15

The Ulster Volunteer Force launch gun and bomb attacks on 2 pubs in County Armagh, killing 4 Catholic civilians and wounding many more; a British Army soldier is later convicted for taking part in the attacks

1976-07-29

In New York City, the "Son of Sam" kills one person and seriously wounds another in the first of a series of attacks.

1982-06-04

Israel attacks targets in south Lebanon

1982-07-20

Hyde Park and Regent's Park bombings: 11 British soldiers and 7 military horses killed in Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb attacks during military ceremonies in London

1983-04-01

Iraq increases missile attacks on Iran

1984-03-07

The United States attacks San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua.

1984-08-15

The PKK in Turkey starts a campaign of armed attacks upon the Turkish military

1984-09-20

Suicide car bomb attacks US Embassy annex in Beirut, kills 23

1985-04-21

Bomb attacks in NATO/AEG-Telefunken building in Brussels

1986-04-14

US aircraft attacks 5 terrorist locations in Libya

1986-04-25

ETA bomb attacks Madrid killing 5

1988-05-01

Two IRA attacks in and near Roermond, Netherlands, kills 3 British servicemen and wounds 3 more

1989-02-13

Salvadoran army attacks Encuentros hospital, rapes, kills patients

1989-02-15

Israel attacks border strip Taba near Egypt

1991-01-22

Gulf War. Three SCUDs and one Patriot missile hit Ramat Gan in Israel, injuring 96 people. Three elderly people die of heart attacks.

1991-01-22

Kuwaiti oil facilities are destroyed by Iraq and more Iraqi missile attacks on Saudi Arabia

1991-03-31

Danny Bonaduce attacks a transvestite prostitute in Phoenix Az

1991-07-31

The Medininkai Massacre in Lithuania. Soviet OMON attacks Lithuanian customs post in Medininkai, killing 7 officers and severely wounding one other.

1992-05-19

US VP Dan Quayle attacks Murphy Brown for being a single mother and as a poor example of family values

1992-12-22

Libyan MIG-23UB attacks Boeing 727 at Souk al-Sabt, 158 die

1993-03-12

317 killed by bomb attacks in Bombay

1993-04-28

NY Islanders beat Wash Caps 4 to 1 in playoffs, Caps Dale Hunter attacks Pierre Turgeon after scoring, in hockey's worst cheap shot

1994-03-09

IRA launch 1st of 3 mortar attacks on London's Heathrow Airport

1997-01-09

Heart attacks sends Frank Sinatra back to hospital

1997-06-28

TV evangelist Robert Schuller attacks a flight attendant

1997-08-04

In Colombia, international oil company Occidental Petroleum declare force majeure on all oil exports from the Cano Limon field after a series of attacks knocked out a major oil pipeline

1997-12-01

GS Warrior guard Latrell Sprewell, attacks his coach P J Carlesimo

1998-08-20

U.S. embassy bombings: the United States military launches cruise missile attacks against alleged al-Qaida camps in Afghanistan and a suspected chemical plant in Sudan in retaliation for the August 7 bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. The al-Shifa pharmaceutical factory in Khartoum is destroyed in the attack.

2001-09-12

Article V of the NATO agreement is invoked for the first and only time in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks against the United States of America.

2001-09-13

Civilian aircraft traffic resumes in the U.S. after the September 11, 2001 attacks.

2001-09-14

Historic National Prayer Service held at Washington National Cathedral for victims of the September 11 attacks. A similar service is held in Canada on Parliament Hill, the largest vigil ever held in the nation's capital.

2001-09-17

Despite suffering from lung cancer and Parkinson's disease, Jack Buck stirs emotions by reading a patriotic-themed poem during the pregame ceremonies on baseball's first night back after the September 11th terrorist attacks

2001-09-18

First mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attacks.

2001-10-05

Robert Stevens becomes the first victim in the 2001 anthrax attacks.

2001-10-16

The US Coast Guard lifts a ban on liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers entering Boston Harbor to makes deliveries to Distrigas' Everett LNG terminal that had been imposed on September 26 in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11

2001-10-21

"United We Stand" benefit concert for September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks victims, held at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC. Event organized and headlined by Michael Jackson, also featuring pop stars Aerosmith, Mariah Carey, The Backstreet Boys, and others.

2002-10-02

The Beltway sniper attacks begin, extending over three weeks.

2002-10-24

Police arrest spree killers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, ending the Beltway sniper attacks in the area around Washington, DC.

2002-11-14

The United States House of Representatives votes not to create an independent commission to investigate the September 11 attacks.

2003-05-16

In Casablanca, Morocco, 33 civilians are killed and more than 100 people are injured in the Casablanca terrorist attacks.

2004-04-02

Islamist terrorists involved in the 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks attempt to bomb the Spanish high-speed train AVE near Madrid. Their attack is thwarted.

2004-04-03

Islamic terrorists involved in the 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks are trapped by the police in their apartment and kill themselves.

2004-08-03

The pedestal of the Statue of Liberty reopens after being closed since the September 11, 2001 attacks.

2004-10-29

The Arabic news network Al Jazeera broadcasts an excerpt from a video of Osama bin Laden in which the terrorist leader first admits direct responsibility for the September 11, 2001 attacks and references the 2004 U.S. presidential election.

2005-12-11

Cronulla riots: Thousands of White Australians demonstrate against ethnic violence resulting in a riot against anyone thought to be Lebanese (and many who were not) in Cronulla Sydney. These are followed up by ethnic attacks on Cronulla.

2006-07-11

209 people are killed in a series of bomb attacks in Mumbai, India.

2007-09-05

Three terrorists suspected to be a part of Al-Qaeda are arrested in Germany after allegedly planning attacks on both the Frankfurt International airport and US military installations.

2008-11-26

Terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India: Ten coordinated attacks by Pakistan-based terrorists kill 164 and injure more than 250 people in Mumbai, India.

2009-07-04

The Statue of Liberty's crown reopens to the public after 8 years, due to security reasons following the World Trade Center attacks.

2011-05-02

Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI's most wanted man is killed by United States special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

2011-07-22

Norway is the victim of twin terror attacks, the first being a bomb blast which targeted government buildings in central Oslo, the second being a massacre at a youth camp on the island of Utøya.

2011-08-05

Svalbard Polar Bear Attack (2011) - a rogue Polar Bear attacks and kills a British schoolboy.

2012-01-28

Death toll from coordinated bombing attacks in Kano, Nigeria, reaches 185

2012-02-23

A series of bomb attacks across 12 Iraqi cities kills 60 and injures 200

2012-03-20

50 people are killed and 240 injured in a wave of terror attacks across 10 cities in Iraq

2012-04-26

70 people are killed by rocket attacks by the Syrian Army on the city of Hama

2012-07-14

Suicide bomber attacks a wedding reception and kills 22 people and inures 22 in northern Afghanistan

2012-07-23

A series of attacks across Iraq kill 103 people

2012-08-16

113 people are killed and over 200 wounded in a series of attacks across Iraq

2012-09-09

100 people are killed and 350 injured after a wave of attacks across Iraq

2012-10-27

46 people are killed and 123 injured in Iraq after a series of attacks and bombs

2012-11-22

6 attacks across Pakistan kill 37 people and injure 92

2013-01-27

20 police officers have been killed in a series of bomb attacks in Kandahar, Afghanistan

2013-02-21

83 people are killed and 250 are injured in a series of bombing attacks in Damascus, Syria

2013-04-12

11 people are killed and 30 are injured in mosque attacks across Iraq

2013-04-14

20 people are killed in attacks in Mogadishu, Somalia

2013-04-28

8 people are killed and dozens are injured after Taliban attacks on election candidates in Pakistan

2013-05-01

15 people are killed by multiple bomb attacks across Iraq

2013-05-02

14 members of the Sons of Iraq are killed in attacks in Fallujah, Iraq

2013-05-06

10 people are killed and 26 people are injured after a wave of attacks across Iraq

2013-05-07

8 people are killed and a dozen are injured after bear attacks in Orissa, India

2013-06-21

15 people are killed and 20 are injured after a suicide bomber attacks a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan

2013-07-11

30 people are killed in a wave of bomb and gun attacks across Iraq

2013-08-25

41 people are killed in a wave of bomb attacks across Iraq

2013-09-10

16 people are killed after a series of bomb attacks across Iraq

2013-09-20

46 soldiers are killed in army-base attacks in Shabwah Governorate, Yemen

2013-09-21

100 people are killed in a series of attacks across Iraq

2013-10-17

59 people are killed in a wave of attacks on Shia Muslims in Iraq

2013-10-22

22 security force personal are killed in attacks on military checkpoints in Anbar Province, Iraq

2014-11-04

More than 13 years after the original towers were destroyed in the 9/11 attacks, New York's 104-storey World Trade Center re-opens for business in Manhattan

2015-10-27

Three Palestinians shot dead after knife attacks: Israeli army

2015-11-13

Wave of violent attacks hits Paris; dozens killed

2015-11-14

Paris attacks: Horror as terror strikes France again, killing 132 people

2015-11-29

11 killed in two Boko Haram attacks in Cameroon

2015-12-26

BIFF attacks farming town in Sultan Kudarat; 9 killed

2015-12-28

Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria leave 22 dead

2016-02-13

Boko Haram attacks kill at least 30, locals say

2016-03-09

Palestinian attacks surge during Biden visit to Israel

2016-03-12

Iraqi Officials: IS Chemical Attacks Kill Child, Wound 600

2016-07-22

Ted Cruz's non-endorsement brought attacks, but long-term impact unclear

2016-10-08

US formally accuses Russian hackers of political cyber attacks

2016-10-13

US military strikes Yemen after missile attacks on US Navy ship

2017-01-22

Trump Attacks News Media Over Reporting on Crowd Sizes

2018-05-19

Teen gunman attacks Texas high school art class, kills 10

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Attacks - Birthdays
Date Event
1907-01-01

Norman Saunders, Mars Attacks!

1910-04-05

François Chavane, The Tiger Attacks

1910-9-21

Maurice Labro, The Tiger Attacks

1911-10-19

George Cates, Mars Attacks!

1912-02-17

Horst Birr, D III 88: The New German Air Force Attacks

1914-02-16

Jimmy Wakely, Mars Attacks!

1915-06-08

Woody Gelman, Mars Attacks!

1925-12-14

Gloria M. Malgarini, Mars Attacks!

1927-06-17

Wally Wood, Mars Attacks!

1950-11-11

C. Wayne Owens, Mars Attacks!

1951-9-26

Cynthia Songé, Superman: Brainiac Attacks

1955-04-22

Jonathan Emerson, Mars Attacks!

1962-05-10

Joseph Patrick Moynihan, Mars Attacks!

1968-05-30

Zacarias Moussaoui, French citizen found guilty relating to September 11, 2001 attacks

1968-08-30

Patrick Shawn Bennett, The Adventures of Gorilla Bob: Bokato Attacks!

1973-01-19

Aaron Yonda, When the Lord Attacks

1974-04-26

Clarke De Pastino, When Incubus Attacks

1976-06-06

Lukas Hass, actor (Mars Attacks, Lady in White, Witness, Music Box)

1980-06-01

Blayne Vixie, One Year: The First Anniversary of the WTC Attacks

1981-01-14

Josh Tsang, One Year: The First Anniversary of the WTC Attacks

1981-01-17

Ray J, Mars Attacks!

1983-12-15

Harshal Bandivdekar, The Attacks of 26/11

1985-08-29

D. David Calzada, Mars Attacks!

Attacks - Deaths
Date Event
1943-10-08

Horst Birr, D III 88: The New German Air Force Attacks

1981-11-02

Wally Wood, Mars Attacks!

1982-09-23

Jimmy Wakely, Mars Attacks!

1987-03-23

Maurice Labro, The Tiger Attacks

1989-03-09

Norman Saunders, Mars Attacks!

1992-03-10

François Chavane, The Tiger Attacks

2002-05-12

George Cates, Mars Attacks!

2010-05-19

Cynthia Songé, Superman: Brainiac Attacks

2017-02-24

Fritz Koenig, sculptor whose art withstood 9/11 attacks, dies aged 92


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