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Bombing - Historical Events
Date Event
1832-12-04

French army begins bombing citadel of Antwerp

1855-06-17

Heavy French/British bombing of Sebastopol, Crimea: 2,000+ killed

1911-01-07

1st airplane bombing experiments with explosives, SF

1914-11-22

Ypres, Belgium, burned by German bombing

1915-03-02

British vice adm Carden begins bombing of Dardanelles forts

1916-01-29

1st bombing of Paris by German Zeppelins takes place

1917-09-03

1st night bombing of London by German aircraft

1917-10-17

1st British bombing of Germany

1918-06-12

1st airplane bombing raid by an American unit, France

1926-11-12

The first recorded aerial bombing on US soil took place in Williamson County, Illinois, during a feud between rival liquor gangs, the Sheltons and the Birgers

1936-11-16

German air force begins bombing of Madrid

1938-05-25

Spanish Civil War: The bombing of Alicante takes place, with 313 deaths.

1940-06-02

Heavy German bombing on Dunkirk beach

1940-08-23

German Luftwaffe begins night bombing on London

1940-08-25

First British night bombing of Germany (Berlin)

1941-01-02

World War II: German bombing severely damages the Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, Wales.

1941-12-08

President Roosevelt delivers "Day of Infamy" speech to US Congress a day after the bombing of Pearl Harbour

1941-12-09

1st US WW II bombing mission in Far East, Luzon, Philippines

1942-03-29

The Bombing of Lübeck in World War II was the first major success for the RAF Bomber Command against Germany and a German city.

1942-04-23

4-day allied bombing on Rostock begins

1942-07-04

1st American bombing mission over enemy-occupied Europe (WW II)

1942-09-09

1st bombing on continental US soil at Mount Emily, Oregon during WWII by Japanese planes

1942-11-23

Japans bombing of Port Darwin, Australia

1942-12-20

1st Japanese bombing of Calcutta

1943-06-24

Allies begin 10-day bombing on Hamburg

1943-10-18

US bombing of Bougainville, Solomon Island

1943-11-22

RAF begins air bombing of Berlin

1944-02-17

US begins night bombing of Truk

1944-03-04

1st US bombing of Berlin

1944-03-06

USAAF begins daylight bombing of Berlin

1944-03-08

US resumes bombing Berlin

1944-03-15

Italian town of Cassino destroyed by Allied bombing

1944-06-05

1st B-29 bombing raid; 1 plane lost due to engine failure

1944-06-21

Very heavy bombing on Berlin

1945-02-14

World War II: Prague is bombed probably due to a mistake in the orientation of the pilots bombing Dresden.

1945-02-26

Very heavy bombing on Berlin by 8th US Air Force

1945-03-03

RAF bombing error hits The Hague killing 511

1945-03-10

Tokyo in fire after night time B-29 bombing

1945-04-09

Battleship Admiral Scheer sunk by RAF bombing in Kiel

1945-07-26

Physicist Raemer Schreiber and Lieutenant Colonel Peer de Silva depart Kirtland Army Air Field to transport the plutonium core for the Fat Man bomb (bombing of Nagasaki) to the island of Tinian where the bomb is assembled

1945-07-28

Physicist Raemer Schreiber and Lieutenant Colonel Peer de Silva arrive on the Pacific island of Tinian with the plutonium core used to assemble the Fat Man bomb used in the bombing of Nagasaki on August 9

1948-07-11

1st air bombing of Jerusalem

1954-09-03

China begins artillery bombing on Quemoy & Amoy

1964-08-05

US begins bombing North Vietnam

1965-02-07

US begins regular bombing & strafing of N Vietnam

1965-06-17

1st bombing by B-52 (50 km north of Saigon)

1966-04-12

1st B-52 bombing on North Vietnam

1966-12-13

1st US bombing of Hanoi

1967-03-24

U of Mich holds 1st "Teach-in" after bombing of North Vietnam

1967-08-26

Dutch 2nd Chamber demands US stop bombing North Vietnam

1968-02-06

Dutch 2nd Chamber condemns US bombing of North Vietnam

1968-10-31

President Johnson orders a halt to all bombing of North Vietnam

1969-12-12

Strategia della tensione: Piazza Fontana bombing - The offices of Banca Nazionale dell'Agricoltura in Piazza Fontana, Milan, are bombed.

1971-09-16

6 Ku Klux Klansmen arrested in connection with bombing of 10 school buses

1971-12-04

McGurk's Bar bombing: the UVF explode a bomb at a Catholic-owned pub in Belfast, killing fifteen Catholic civilians and wounding seventeen others; this was the highest death toll from a single incident in Belfast during 'the Troubles'

1972-02-22

Aldershot bombing: seven people killed by an Official IRA car bomb at Aldershot Barracks in England; thought to be in retaliation for Bloody Sunday

1972-03-04

Abercorn Restaurant bombing: a bomb explodes in a crowded restaurant in Belfast, killing two civilians and wounding 130

1972-03-20

Donegall Street bombing: the Provisional Irish Republican Army detonate its first car bomb on Donegall Street in Belfast; four civilians, two RUC officers and a UDR soldier killed while 148 people were wounded

1972-05-13

Battle at Springmartin: following a loyalist car bombing of a Catholic-owned pub in the Ballymurphy area of Belfast, clashes erupte between the PIRA, UVF and British Army

1972-07-31

Claudy bombing: nine civilians were killed when three car bombs exploded in County Londonderry, North Ireland; no group has since claimed responsibility

1972-12-18

US begins its heaviest bombing of North Vietnam

1972-12-30

Pres Nixon halts bombing of North Vietnam & announces peace talks

1973-08-14

US ends secret bombing of Cambodia

1974-10-05

Guildford pub bombing by the IRA leaves 5 dead and 65 injured.

1976-06-05

After a suspected republican bombing kills 2 Protestant civilians in a pub, the Ulster Volunteer Force kill 5 civilians in a gun and bomb attack at the Chlorane Bar, North Ireland

1978-02-17

La Mon restaurant bombing: 11 civilians and 1 RUC officer are killed and 30 wounded by a Provisional Irish Republican Army incendiary bomb at the La Mon Restaurant near Belfast

1982-12-06

Droppin Well bombing: 11 British soldiers and 6 civilians are killed by an Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) time bomb at the Droppin' Well Bar in Ballykelly, County Londonderry

1984-08-11

During radio voice test US President Reagan jokes he "signed legislation that would outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in 5 minutes"

1986-04-05

US soldier & Turkish woman killed in West Berlin disco bombing

1986-04-15

US air raids Libya, responding to La Belle disco, Berlin bombing

1992-03-17

28 killed in truck bombing of Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, Arg

1992-04-10

25 die in a bus bombing in Sri Lanka

1993-06-24

Arab terrorist group planning bombing of Holland and Lincoln Tunnels caught

1993-11-09

Stari Most (the "old bridge", built in 1566) in Mostar, Bosnia, collapses after several days of bombing.

1994-03-04

4 Arab terrorist founded guilty of bombing the World Trade Center

1995-04-21

FBI arrested Timothy McVeigh & charge him with Oklahoma City bombing

1996-06-25

The Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia kills 19 U.S. servicemen.

1997-06-02

Timothy McVeigh found guilty of 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, killing 168

1997-06-13

Jurors in Oklahoma City bombing trial sentence Timothy McVeigh to death

1997-07-30

Terrorist double suicide bombing in Jerusalem, kills 14

1997-08-05

Ramzi Yousef, mastermind of world trade center bombing goes on trial

1997-09-29

Jury selection in Terry Nichols Oklahoma bombing trial begins

1997-12-23

Terry Nichols found guilty of manslaughter in Oklahoma bombing

1998-02-14

Authorities in the United States announce that Eric Robert Rudolph is a suspect in an Alabama abortion clinic bombing.

1998-05-27

Oklahoma City bombing: Michael Fortier is sentenced to 12 years in prison and fined $200,000 for failing to warn authorities about the terrorist plot.

1998-06-04

Terry Nichols is sentenced to life in prison for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.

1998-08-24

The Netherlands is selected as the site for the trial of the two Libyan suspects of the 1988 Pan Am bombing.

1998-10-14

Eric Robert Rudolph is charged with 6 bombings including the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta, Georgia.

1999-03-08

The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the murder convictions of Timothy McVeigh for the Oklahoma City bombing.

1999-04-29

Avala TV Tower near Belgrade is destroyed in NATO bombing of Yugoslavia.

2001-01-31

In the Netherlands a Scottish court convicts a Libyan and acquits another for their part in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 which crashed into Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988.

2001-02-19

An Oklahoma City bombing museum is dedicated at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.

2001-06-11

Timothy McVeigh is executed for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.

2001-06-21

A federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, indicts 13 Saudis and a Lebanese in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 American servicemen.

2001-08-03

The Real IRA detonate a car bomb in Ealing, London, U.K injuring seven people. (See 3 August 2001 Ealing bombing).

2002-04-11

The Ghriba synagogue bombing by Al Qaeda kills 21 in Tunisia.

2002-05-22

American civil rights movement: a jury in Birmingham, Alabama, convicts former Ku Klux Klan member Bobby Frank Cherry of the 1963 murders of four girls in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church.

2003-08-29

Ayatollah Sayed Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, the Shia Muslim leader in Iraq, is assassinated in a terrorist bombing, along with nearly 100 worshippers as they leave a mosque in Najaf.

2003-09-12

The United Nations lifts sanctions against Libya after that country agreed to accept responsibility and recompense the families of victims in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.

2003-10-04

Maxim restaurant suicide bombing in Haifa, Israel: 21 Israelis, Jews and Arabs, are killed, and 51 others wounded.

2004-02-27

A bombing of a Superferry by Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines worst terrorist attack kills 116.

2004-05-26

The United States Army veteran Terry Nichols is found guilty of 161 state murder charges for helping carry out the Oklahoma City bombing.

2005-02-28

A suicide bombing at a police recruiting centre in Al Hillah, Iraq kills 127.

2005-10-01

Bombing kills 23 people in Bali.

2007-02-03

A Baghdad market bombing kills at least 135 people and injures a further 339.

2009-10-28

The 28 October 2009 Peshawar bombing kills 117 and wounds 213.

2009-12-28

43 people die in a suicide bombing in Karachi, Pakistan, where Shia Muslims were observing the Day of Ashura.

2010-02-13

A bombing at the German Bakery in Pune, India, kills 10 and injures 60 more.

2011-01-24

At least 35 died and 180 injured in a bombing at Moscow's Domodedovo airport.

2011-04-11

Minsk Metro bombing

2012-01-28

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

2012-02-25

Al Qaeda suicide bombing kills at least 26 people in Mukalla, Yemen

2012-06-03

Suicide car bombing kills 15 and inures 42 people in Bauchi, Nigeria

2012-06-08

A bus bombing in Pakistan kills 18 and injures 35 people

2012-07-03

Truck bombing kills 25 people and wounds 40 in Diwaniyah, Iraq

2012-07-11

POliciy academy suicide bombing kills 20 in Sana'a, Yemen

2012-07-18

Syrian suicide bombing kills three high profile government officials, including Syria's Minister of Defence

2012-08-04

45 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Abyan, Yemen

2012-09-03

3 people are killed and 19 wounded by a car bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan

2012-09-04

25 people are killed at a funeral suicide bombing in Nangarhar, Pakistan

2012-09-08

6 people are killed by a Taliban suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan

2012-09-10

16 people are killed by a suicide bombing n Kunduz, Afghanistan

2012-09-16

8 police officers are killed by a roadside bombing by Kurdistan Workers' Party militants in Turkey

2012-09-19

9 people are killed and 20 wounded by a car bombing in Peshawar, Afghanistan

2012-10-01

3 NATO soldiers and 16 Afghan police are killed by a suicide bombing in Khost, Afghanistan

2012-10-13

15 people are killed by a market suicide bombing in Darra Adam Khel, Pakistan

2012-10-26

41 people are killed and 50 injured by a suicide bombing of a mosque in Maymana, Afghanistan

2012-12-13

A car bombing in Qatana, outside Damascus, kills 16 people and injures 12

2013-01-03

27 Shiite pilgrims are killed and 60 are injured by a suicide bombing in Musayyib, Iraq

2013-01-10

81 people are killed and 120 are wounded by a twin bombing in Quetta, Pakistan

2013-01-21

30 people are killed in a car bombing in Salamiyeh, Syria

2013-01-23

23 people are killed in a mosque suicide bombing in Tuz Khormato, Iraq

2013-01-26

10 people are killed and 20 are injured by a suicide bombing in Kunduz, Afghanistan

2013-02-01

21 people are killed and 30 are wounded by a market suicide bombing in Hangu, Pakistan

2013-02-03

33 people are killed by a suicide bombing by an explosive-packed truck in Kirkuk, Iraq

2013-02-04

22 people are killed and 44 are injured after a suicide bombing in Taji, Iraq

2013-02-08

16 people are killed and 27 are wounded by a market bombing in Kalaya, Pakistan

2013-02-14

A suicide bombing kills 4 police officer and injures 5 in Dagestan

2013-02-16

84 people are killed and 190 are injured after a market bombing in Hazara Town, Pakistan

2013-02-21

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

2013-02-21

21 people are killed and 54 are injured in a bombing in Hyderabad, India

2013-03-13

10 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Kunduz province, Afghanistan

2013-03-17

10 people are killed by a car bombing in Basra, Iraq

2013-03-18

A car bombing kills 10 people and injures 20 in Mogadishu, Somalia

2013-03-21

12 people are killed and 30 are injured by a car bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan

2013-03-21

42 people are killed and 84 are injured by a bombing in a mosque in Damascus, Syria

2013-04-01

9 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Tikrit, Iraq

2013-04-03

46 people are killed and 100 are injured by a court-house suicide bombing in Farah, Afghanistan

2013-04-06

22 people are killed and 60 are injured by a suicide bombing at an election campaign tent in Baquba, Iraq

2013-04-08

15 people are killed and 53 are wounded by a car bombing in Damascus

2013-04-13

20 civilians are killed by the government bombing of Saraqib, Idlib

2013-04-18

27 people are killed and 65 are injured in a cafe bombing in Baghdad, Iraq

2013-04-19

Boston bombing suspects killed and captured in Boston after 4 days

2013-06-03

20 people, including 10 children, are killed by a suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan

2013-07-19

20 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Diyala, Iraq

2013-07-26

57 people are killed in a market bombing in Parachinar, Pakistan

2013-08-03

9 children are killed by a suicide bombing in Jalalabad, Afghanistan

2013-08-07

11 people are killed by a bombing in Karachi, Pakistan

2013-08-08

28 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Quetta, Pakistan

2013-08-22

14 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Western Iraq

2013-08-23

26 people are killed and 55 are injured by a suicide bombing in Baghdad, Iraq

2013-09-07

15 people are killed by a restaurant car bombing by Al-Shabaab in Mogadishu, Somalia

2013-09-13

30 people are killed by a mosque bombing attack in Baghdad, Iraq

2013-09-22

78 people are killed in a church suicide bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan

2013-09-27

19 people are killed and 45 are injured in a bus bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan

2013-10-19

16 people are killed and 30 are wounded by a suicide bombing Beledweyne, Somalia

2013-10-20

37 people are killed in a suicide bombing in Baghdad, Iraq

2013-11-06

8 people are killed and 50 are injured by a suicide bombing in Damascus, Syria

2013-11-06

15 people are killed after a suicide bombing in Baghdad, Iraq

2013-11-08

11 people are killed in a car park bombing in Mogadishu, Somalia

2013-11-19

23 people are killed by a suicide bombing attack on the Iranian Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon

2013-11-25

17 people are killed and 37 are wounded in a cafe bombing in Baghdad, Iraq

2014-01-17

21 people are killed in a suicide bombing in a restaurant in Kabul, Afghanistan

2014-10-01

41 children are killed by a suicide bombing on the Akrameh al-Makhzumi school in Homs, Syria

2015-11-23

Suicide bombing in Nigeria kills 8

2016-07-06

Iraq sees worst bombing since invasion with 250 deaths

2016-08-16

Bombing of Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Yemen Kills at Least 15

2016-10-09

Russia vetoes UN demand for end to bombing of Syria's Aleppo

2016-11-13

Bombing at Sufi Shrine in Pakistan Kills Dozens

2017-01-08

Suicide Bombing in Baghdad Kills at Least 36

2017-02-17

Pakistan Shrine Bombing Kills Scores in Worst Attack in Months

2017-05-27

Ariana Grande to hold concert in Manchester for bombing victims

2018-01-15

Double suicide bombing in Baghdad kills at least 16 people

2018-04-30

25 killed, including 7 journalists, in Kabul suicide bombing

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Bombing - Birthdays
Date Event
1904-9-13

Leon Johnson, Whirlwind: Bombing Germany - September 1939-April 1944

1910-11-11

Raemer Schreiber, McMinnville Oregon, American Physicist (Manhattan Project) who helped develop the first atomic bomb during World War II and prepared the Fat Man bomb that was used in the bombing of Nagasaki

1912-12-19

Harlow Russ, Enola Gay and the Atomic Bombing of Japan

1914-08-11

Eugene Grennan, Enola Gay and the Atomic Bombing of Japan

1918-01-18

Fred Bock, Enola Gay and the Atomic Bombing of Japan

1920-08-02

Jacob Bontakoe, Enola Gay and the Atomic Bombing of Japan

1921-01-16

Fred Olivi, Enola Gay and the Atomic Bombing of Japan

1921-10-19

Ray Gallagher, Enola Gay and the Atomic Bombing of Japan

1921-12-21

William Reid, Whirlwind: Bombing Germany - September 1939-April 1944

1937-9-01

Charles Douglas Home, Whirlwind: Bombing Germany - September 1939-April 1944

1938-02-27

Phillip Resnick, The Oklahoma City Bombing

Bombing - Deaths
Date Event
1944-07-20

Brandt, col/German staff chief, dies in bombing

1944-07-20

Heinz Burns, German (Olympic-gold-1936), dies in bombing

1945-03-03

Koos Speenhoff, Dutch singer, killed in bombing raid at 75

1984-10-12

Sir Anthony Berry, British politician (bombing victim) (b. 1925)

1985-10-29

Charles Douglas Home, Whirlwind: Bombing Germany - September 1939-April 1944

1997-11-10

Leon Johnson, Whirlwind: Bombing Germany - September 1939-April 1944

1998-06-12

Harlow Russ, Enola Gay and the Atomic Bombing of Japan

1998-12-24

Raemer Schreiber, American Physicist (Manhattan Project) who helped develop the first atomic bomb during World War II and prepared the Fat Man bomb that was used in the bombing of Nagasaki, dies at 88

1999-05-02

Ray Gallagher, Enola Gay and the Atomic Bombing of Japan

2000-08-25

Fred Bock, Enola Gay and the Atomic Bombing of Japan

2001-11-28

William Reid, Whirlwind: Bombing Germany - September 1939-April 1944

2001-12-14

Eugene Grennan, Enola Gay and the Atomic Bombing of Japan

2004-04-08

Fred Olivi, Enola Gay and the Atomic Bombing of Japan

2007-08-29

Richard Jewell, central figure in the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing (b. 1962)

2007-09-24

Jacob Bontakoe, Enola Gay and the Atomic Bombing of Japan

2015-12-17

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Kevin White dead at 37

2016-03-03

Lockerbie bombing judge Lord Coulsfield dies


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