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NapoleonSep 2, 1807

James DoolittleApr 18, 1942

Menachem BeginJul 23, 1946

BatistaSep 5, 1957

Margaret ThatcherOct 12, 1984

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Date Event
1807-09-02

The Royal Navy bombards Copenhagen with fire bombs and phosphorus rockets to prevent Denmark from surrendering its fleet to Napoleon.

1830-10-27

Major-General Baron D Chasse bombs Antwerp (Belgium revolution)

1865-01-12

-13] Union fleet bombs Fort Fisher NC

1866-03-31

The Spanish Navy bombs the harbor of Valparaíso, Chile.

1882-07-11

British fleet bombs Alexandria

1914-07-29

Austrian-Hungary bombs Belgrade

1914-08-06

WWI: German Zeppelin bombs Liege, 9 killed

1914-08-15

Dinant Belgium destroyed by German bombs

1914-08-19

German fleet bombs English coast

1914-08-30

1st German plane bombs Paris, 2 killed

1914-10-04

Dardanellen (French & English) fleet bombs Turkish forts

1914-12-24

German plane drops bombs on Dover England

1915-05-10

Zeppelin drops hundred of bombs on Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England

1918-03-23

Paris bombs "Thick Bertha's Dike" (nickname for the widow Krupp)

1925-10-18

-20] French Gen Sarrail bombs Damascus

1926-05-19

French air force bombs Damascus Syria

1929-04-08

Indian Independence Movement: At the Delhi Central Assembly, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt throw handouts and bombs to court arrest.

1933-02-10

Dutch seaplane bombs Dutch ship

1939-09-04

RAF bombs Wilhelmshafen

1939-09-25

German Luftwaffe strikes Warsaw with (fire)bombs

1939-11-30

USSR invades Finland, bombs Helsinki

1940-01-12

World War II: Soviets bombs cities in Finland.

1940-05-10

World War II: The first German bombs of the war fall on England at Chilham and Petham, in Kent.

1940-05-17

Nazis bombs Middelburg/B IJzerdrat begins illegal defiance

1940-06-23

RAF bombs Schiphol, Netherlands

1940-07-09

RAF bombs Germany

1940-08-12

Luftwaffe bombs British radar stations, loses 31 aircraft

1940-08-24

Luftwaffe bombs London

1940-09-11

-12] Buckingham Palace damaged by German bombs

1940-09-13

Buckingham Palace damaged by German bombs

1940-09-15

Luftwaffe bombs Bristol Aeroplane Company

1940-09-24

Luftwaffe bombs Spitfire factory in Southampton

1940-09-25

Luftwaffe bombs Spitfire factory in Southampton

1940-11-08

RAF bombs Munich

1940-11-16

World War II: In response to Germany's leveling of Coventry, England two days before, the Royal Air Force bombs Hamburg.

1940-12-29

Germany begins dropping incendiary bombs on London (WW II)

1941-08-01

Luftwaffe bombs German 23rd division

1941-10-10

RAF bombs Piraeus to prevent German heavy armor advancement

1941-12-27

Japan bombs Manila even though it was declared an "open city"

1942-04-18

James Doolittle bombs Tokyo & other Japanese cities

1942-04-23

Luftwaffe bombs Exeter

1942-04-24

Luftwaffe bombs Exeter

1942-04-25

Luftwaffe bombs Bath

1942-04-26

Luftwaffe bombs Bath

1942-05-03

German Luftwaffe bombs Exeter, UK during WWII

1942-05-31

Luftwaffe bombs Canterbury

1942-06-30

US bombs Celebes & Timor

1942-07-26

RAF bombs Hamburg

1942-08-07

Dutch resistance bombs Rotterdam railway

1942-09-10

RAF drops 100,000 bombs on Dusseldorf

1942-09-28

Luftwaffe bombs Stalingrad

1942-12-06

RAF bombs Philips factory (150 die)

1943-03-05

RAF bombs Essen Germany

1943-03-31

US errantly bombs Rotterdam, kills 326

1943-05-16

-17th] Operation Chastise - the Dambusters Raid; 617 Squadron RAF bombs Möhne & Eder dams (Ruhr valley) with bouncing bombs

1943-07-17

RAF bombs Germany rocket base Peenemunde

1943-07-24

RAF bombs Hamburg (20,000 dead)

1943-07-25

RAF bombs Fokker airplane factory in Amsterdam

1943-08-02

RAF bombs Hamburg

1943-08-04

USAAF bombs Germans in Troina

1943-08-16

1st Long Tom bombs on Italian mainland (from Sicily)

1943-10-12

US bombs Rabaul, New Britain

1944-01-20

RAF drops 2300 ton bombs on Berlin

1944-02-22

US 8th Air Force bombs Enschede, Arnhem & Nijmegen by mistake/800+ die

1944-04-11

RAF bombs census bureau in The Hague

1944-04-24

RAF bombs Munich

1944-06-16

US bombs Kyushu Japan

1944-07-01

2500+ killed in London/SE England by German flying bombs

1944-07-07

RAF Bomber Command drop 2,572 tons of bombs on Caen, France

1944-07-20

US 9th Air Force bombs railroad at Chaulnes Sable-sur-Sarthe/Dreux

1944-07-24

300 allied bombers drop fire bombs on Allied/German positions

1944-09-15

British bombers hit Tirpitz with Tallboy bombs

1944-09-19

Luftwaffe bombs Eindhoven: 200 killed

1944-10-03

RAF bombs West Kapelse

1944-10-07

Allies bombs sea dikes at Vlissingen

1944-10-10

Admiral Halsey's Task Force 30 bombs Okinawa, 700 die

1944-11-04

RAF bombs Dinteloord, 54 killed

1945-02-03

Almost 1,000 Flying Fortresses drop 3,000 tons of bombs on Berlin

1945-02-06

US 8th Air Force bombs Magdeburg/Chemnitz

1945-02-14

US 8th Air Force bombs Dresden

1945-03-02

8th Air Force bombs Dresden

1945-03-05

Allies bombs The Hague, Netherlands

1945-03-11

1,000 allied bombers harass Essen, 4,662 ton bombs

1945-03-21

1st Japanese flying bombs (ochas) attack Okinawa

1945-04-07

US B-17s bombs range at Luneburg

1945-04-09

Liberty ship at Bari Italy carrying aerial bombs explodes, kills 360

1945-04-17

8th Air Force bombs Dresden

1945-05-26

US drop fire bombs on Tokyo

1946-07-23

Menachem Begin's Zionist militant group Irgun bombs the King David Hotel, the then British administrative headquarters for Palestine

1948-02-10

Greek Gen Markos' guerrilla army bombs Saloniki

1948-07-14

Israel bombs Cairo

1957-09-05

Cuban dictator Batista bombs Cienfuegos uprising

1958-02-22

Indonesian air force bombs Padang, Sumatra/Menado, Celebes

1962-05-22

Continental Airlines Flight 11 crashes after bombs explode on board.

1966-06-29

US bombs fuel storage facilities near North Vietnamese cities

1966-07-30

US airplanes bombs demilitarized zone in Vietnam

1967-05-19

US bombs Hanoi

1968-02-29

US end regular flights with nuclear bombs

1969-04-20

Bombs planted by Loyalists members of the Ulster Volunteer Force and the Ulster Protestant Volunteers explode at Silent Valley reservoir in County Down and at an electricity pylon at Kilmore, County Armagh

1969-04-24

US B-52's drop 3,000 ton bombs at Cambodian boundary

1970-04-03

As part of a new 'get tough' policy in Northern Ireland, Ian Freeland of the British Army, warned that those throwing petrol bombs could be shot dead

1970-08-13

Pamphlet bombs which scatter revolutionary African National Congress propaganda leaflets explode in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and Port Elizabeth, South Africa

1971-02-28

A British soldier dies in Derry after his vehicle had been attacked with petrol bombs (he died as a result of inhaling chemicals from fire extinguisers that were used to put out the fire)

1971-07-11

The Irish Republican Army set off a number of bombs in the centre of Belfast injuring a number of people

1971-09-01

The Irish Republican Army set off a series of bombs across Northern Ireland injuring a number of people

1971-09-02

There are further Irish Republican Army bombs set off across the region, including one in Belfast which wrecked the headquarters of the Ulster Unionist Party

1972-01-31

British Home Secretary Reginald Maudling makes statement to the House of Commons on the events of 'Bloody Sunday' "The Army returned the fire directed at them with aimed shots and inflicted a number of casualties on those who were attacking them with firearms and with bombs"

1972-02-02

Funerals of eleven of those killed on Bloody Sunday: in Dublin, over 30,000 march to the British Embassy, carrying thirteen replica coffins and black flags; they attack the Embassy with stones and bottles, then petrol bombs eventually burning it to the ground

1972-04-14

The Provisional Irish Republican Army explode twenty-four bombs in towns and cities across Northern Ireland

1972-06-06

US bombs Haiphong, North-Vietnam; 1000s killed

1972-07-21

Bloody Friday: within the space of seventy-five minutes, the Provisional Irish Republican Army explode twenty-two bombs in Belfast; six civilians, two British Army soldiers and one UDA volunteer were killed, 130 injured

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

1972-08-27

US bombs Haiphong, North Vietnam

1972-12-01

2 people killed and 127 injured when 2 car bombs explode in the centre of Dublin, Republic of Ireland

1973-03-08

The Provisional Irish Republican Army undertakes its first operation in Great Britain, planting four car bombs in London; 10 members of PIRA are arrested at Heathrow Airport while trying to leave the country

1973-04-28

Over 6000 Mk. 82 500 pound bombs detonate over 18 hrs in a railyard in northern California. 5500 structures damaged, town of Antelope destroyed, with every building reduced to foundations. Leads to Transportation Safety Act (1974)

1974-05-17

The Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)explode four bombs in the Republic of Ireland, killing 33 civilians and wounded a further 300(This is the highest number of casualties in a single incident during "The Troubles")

1974-11-21

Birmingham pub bombings: 21 civilians killed when bombs explode at two pubs in Birmingham, England (This was the deadliest attack in England during "the Troubles")

1976-10-06

Cubana Flight 455 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean after two bombs, placed by terrorists with connections to the CIA, exploded onboard shortly after taking off from Bridgetown, Barbados. All 73 people on-board were killed.

1978-09-14

The Provisional Irish Republican Army explode over 50 bombs in towns across Northern Ireland over the next 5 days, injuring 37 people

1978-09-21

The Provisional Irish Republican Army explode bombs at the RAF airfield near Eglinton, County Londonderry; the terminal building, two aircraft hangars and four planes aree destroyed

1979-03-22

The Provisional Irish Republican Army explode 24 bombs in various locations across Northern Ireland

1979-08-27

Warrenpoint ambush: 18 British Army soldiers were killed when the Provisional Irish Republican Army explode two roadside bombs as a British convoy passed Narrow Water Castle near Warrenpoint

1979-08-30

1st recorded occurrence of a comet hitting the sun (energy=1 million hydrogen bombs)

1982-02-28

FALN (PR Nationalist Group) bombs Wall Street

1982-04-20

The Provisional Irish Republican Army explode bombs in Belfast, Derry, Armagh, Ballymena, Bessbrook and Magherafelt; 2 civilians are killed and 12 injured

1983-12-17

The Provisional IRA bombs Harrods department store in London, killing six people and injuring 90

1984-10-12

IRA bombs hotel where British PM Margaret Thatcher is staying, 5 die

1986-02-08

1984 Summer Olympics head of the LAPD bomb squad, Arleigh McCree, and his partner Officer Ronald Ball of the Firearms and explosives unit were killed while trying to dismantle two pipe bombs when they responded to a call. McCree was recognized as one of the top explosive experts in the world.

1986-02-16

French air force bombs Ouadi Doum airport in Chad

1986-05-07

Iraq bombs a Tehran oil refiner

1989-01-05

2 French TV newsmen arrested for trying to plant fake bombs on 3 airlines at JFK airport in security test

1989-07-09

Two bombs explode in Mecca, killing one pilgrim and wounding 16 others.

1989-12-06

Mafia drug kingpin bombs security force at Bogota, kills 52

1991-02-13

US bombs Iraqi air raid shelter, killing 334

1992-03-17

Islamic Jihad truck bombs Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires killing 29

1992-04-11

Irish Republican Army bombs London financial district, killing 3

1993-05-27

Mafia bombs Uffizi Museum in Florence, killing 6

1993-07-27

Mafia bombs historical buildings in Rome/Milan/Vatican City, 5 killed

1993-08-04

Angolan air force bombs Huambo

1994-04-20

Serbian army bombs hospital in Goradze Bosnia, 47 killed

1994-04-21

Serbian army bombs distress clinic in Goradze Bosnia, 28 killed

1994-05-05

North-Yemen air force bombs Aden South Yemen

1994-06-09

Angolan plane bombs school in Waku Kungo (89 killed)

1994-07-26

Turkish air force bombs Kurds, struggle in Iraq, 70 killed

1999-04-14

NATO mistakenly bombs a convoy of ethnic Albanian refugees - Yugoslav officials say 75 people are killed.

1999-05-07

Kosovo War: In Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, three Chinese citizens are killed and 20 wounded when a NATO aircraft bombs the Chinese embassy in Belgrade.

2000-12-30

Rizal Day Bombings: A series of bombs explode in various places in Metro Manila, Philippines within a span of a few hours, killing 22 and injuring about a hundred.

2002-10-12

Terrorists explode two bombs in Bali's nightclub district killing 202 and injuring 209 mostly foreign tourists

2002-12-27

Two truck bombs kill 72 and wound 200 at the pro-Moscow headquarters of the Chechen government in Grozny, Chechnya.

2003-07-20

France: Sixteen people are injured after two bombs explode outside a tax office in Nice.

2004-03-11

Terrorists explode simultaneous bombs on Madrid's rail network ripping through a commuter train and rocking three stations, killing 190

2005-07-21

Four terrorist bombings, occurring exactly two weeks after the similar July 7 bombings, target London's public transportation system. All four bombs fail to detonate and all four suspected suicide bombers are captured and later convicted and imprisoned for long terms.

2005-07-23

Three bombs explode in the Naama Bay area of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, killing 88 people.

2007-06-29

Two car bombs are found in the heart of London at Picadilly Circus.

2007-09-11

Russia tests the largest conventional weapon ever, the Father of all bombs.

2007-12-11

Two car bombs go off at the Constitutional Court building in Algiers and the United Nations office. An estimated 45 people are killed in the bombings.

2012-06-28

A series of car bombs in Iraq kills 14 and injures 50 people

2012-06-29

Three bombs in Balid, Iraq, kill 6 people and injure 45

2012-07-22

Car bombs kills 20 people and injures 80 in Madaen and Najaf, Iraq

2012-07-31

Two car bombs kill 21 people in Baghdad, Iraq

2012-09-09

17 people are killed and at least 40 injured after two car bombs explode in Aleppo, Syria

2012-10-27

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

2012-11-25

11 people are killed and 30 are wounded by twin car bombs hitting a Protestant church in Nigeria

2012-11-28

54 people are killed and 120 are injured by two car bombs in Damascus, Syria

2012-11-29

30 people are killed and 100 are wounded by bombs in Hillah and Karbala, Iraq

2013-01-16

24 people are dead after three car bombs exploded in Idlib Governorate, Syria

2013-01-17

33 people are killed by a series of bombs across Iraq

2013-01-25

8 people are killed by 2 car bombs in Golan Heights, Syria

2013-02-01

The Nigerian Army bombs a Boko Haram camp, killing 18 people

2013-06-10

70 people are killed as a series of bombs explode across Iraq

2013-08-06

25 people are killed and 60 are wounded by a series of car bombs in Baghdad, Iraq

2013-09-30

54 people are killed by a series of car bombs in Baghdad, Iraq

2014-04-10

88 civilians are killed by barrel bombs from Syrian war planes in Aleppo, Syria

2017-04-14

US unleashes 'mother of all bombs' for first time in Afghanistan

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Bombs - Birthdays
Date Event
1871-08-11

Jenö Heltai, Bombs Over Monte Carlo

1874-03-20

Angus MacLeod, Bombs Over London

1887-01-02

Jack Tornek, Bombs and Banknotes

1940-02-02

Thomas M[ichael] Disch, US, sci-fi author (Genocides, 102 H-Bombs)

1945-9-07

Hervé Chabalier, Under the Bombs

1948-05-11

Michael Schauermann, Bombs Away

1949-01-18

Grazyna Krukówna, Louder Than Bombs

1952-02-17

Andrzej Galla, Louder Than Bombs

1953-12-27

Arthur Kent, America's Lost Bombs: The True Story of Broken Arrows

1964-10-30

Frank Hudec, Building Bombs

1970-04-02

Jo Berry, Bullets, Bombs and Bridges: The Story of the War Film

1974-03-18

Przemyslaw Wojcieszek, Louder Than Bombs

1975-01-01

Rafal Mackowiak, Louder Than Bombs

1975-9-05

Beata Ziomkowska, Louder Than Bombs

1977-06-17

Sylwia Juszczak, Louder Than Bombs

1977-11-09

Patrick Michael Strange, Bombs, Bullets and Fraud

1978-04-26

Sébastien Bouyges, Under the Bombs

1980-02-07

Magdalena Schejbal, Louder Than Bombs

1987-07-21

Kimberly Wood, Amateur Sex Bombs 2

1988-04-11

Kevin Martin, Louder Than Bombs

Bombs - Deaths
Date Event
1957-09-03

Jenö Heltai, Bombs Over Monte Carlo

1962-02-04

Angus MacLeod, Bombs Over London

1992-06-15

Michael Schauermann, Bombs Away

1993-05-25

Dan Seymour, actor (Bombs over Burma, Intrigue, Watusi), dies at 78


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