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CNN: The golden age of terrorism Peter Bergen Peter Bergen: We think of the current, post-9/11 era as the heyday of terrorism In fact, terrorist incidents in the '70s exceeded today's level of activity -- and took a higher toll, he says (CNN)Terrorists' bombs going off frequently in New York, Washington, Chicago, and Los Angeles. More than a hundred hijackings of airplanes in the States.
These weren't the acts of ISIS-inspired terrorists in recent times, but of terrorists in America during the 1970s....  real Golden Age of terrorism in the United States was during the '70s, not in the post-9/11 world. Consider that terrorism in the United States was then a quite common feature of life: There were literally hundreds of terrorist bombings, shootings and hijackings in States during the 1970s. In the 14 years since 9/11 there have been by contrast only some two-dozen terrorist attacks in the United States perpetrated by a mix of jihadist terrorists, neo-Nazis, violent racists and anti-government militants, according to a count by New America.  During the decade of the 1970s terrorists killed 184 people in the States and injured more than 600 others. In the decade and a half since 9/11, terrorists have, by contrast, killed 74. Between 1970 and 1979 nationalist and ethnic terrorists, religious zealots, and anti-war militants frequently attacked American targets. Terrorist attacks typically consisted of bombings of civilian targets in New York, Los Angeles, and Washington that were also interspersed with shooting sprees aimed at the police.

  • 82 Fuerzas Armadas de Liberacion Nacional, a Puerto Rican separatist group, was responsible for 82 bombings, mostly in New York and Chicago and almost all of which targeted civilians.
  • 45 The Weather Underground, an anti-war organization that targeted the Pentagon, the U.S. Capitol and banks, claimed credit for 25 bombings in 1975 alone but could have been responsible for upward of 45, according to the University of Maryland's Global Terrorism Database.
  • 44 wave of religious terrorism during the 1970s. The Jewish Defense League, a right-wing religious organization, launched 44 bombings and assaults during the decade, half of which targeted perceived anti-Semitic targets in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.
  • 24 Black Panthers carried out 24 bombings, assaults and hijackings.


Terrorism in the United States 1970s

  • The most active perpetrators of terrorism in New York City were Fuerzas Armadas de Liberacion Nacional (FALN), a Puerto Rican separatist group, responsible for 40 NYC attacks in this decade. The Jewish Defense League (JDL), which engaged in attacks against targets it perceived to be anti-Semitic, launched 27 attacks during this period. Both the Independent Armed Revolutionary Commandos (CRIA), another Puerto Rican separatist group, and Omega 7, an anti-Castro Cuban organization, were also each responsible for 16 attacks during this period.[21]
  • April 1970: At Stanford University over a period of several nights bands of student radicals systematically set fires, break windows and throw rocks.[17]
  • May 1970: In reaction to the U.S. invasion of Cambodia, Kent State shootings, and Jackson State killings a Fresno State College computer center was destroyed by a firebomb. While reaction to these three events was massive, most were peaceful.[17]
  • August 24, 1970: Sterling Hall bombing at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in protest of the Army Mathematics Research Center and the Vietnam War, killing one. BombersKarleton Armstrong, Dwight Armstrong, David Fine, and Leo Burt claimed the death of physicist Robert Fassnacht was unintentional but acknowledged that they knew the building was occupied when they planted the bomb.
  • November 21, 1970: Bombing of the City Hall of Portland, Oregon in an attempt to destroy the state's bronze Liberty Bell replica. The late night explosion destroyed the display foyer, blew out the building doors, damaged the council hall, and blew out windows more than a block away. The night janitor was injured in the blast. The crime remains unsolved, though a number of local anti-war and radical leftist groups of the era remain the primary suspects.
  • 1970: The Jewish Defense League was linked to a bomb explosion outside of Aeroflot's New York City office in protest of the treatment of Soviet Jews.
  • 1971: The Jewish Defense League was linked to a detonation outside of Soviet cultural offices in Washington, D.C. and rifle fire into the Soviet mission to the United Nations.
  • March 1, 1971: The radical leftist group Weatherman exploded a bomb in the United States Capitol to protest the U.S. invasion of Laos.
  • June 1, 1973: Yosef Alon, the Israeli Air Force attache in Washington, D.C., was shot and killed outside his home in Chevy Chase, Maryland. The Palestinian militant group Black September was suspected, though the case remains unsolved.[22]
  • June 13, 1974: The 29th floor of the Gulf Tower in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was bombed with dynamite at 9:41 pm resulting in no injuries. The radical leftist group Weatherman took credit, but no suspects have ever been identified.[23]
  • Summer 1974: "Alphabet Bomber" Muharem Kurbegovich bombed the Pan Am Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport, killing three and injuring eight. He also firebombed the houses of a judge and two police commissioners as well as one of the commissioner's cars. He burned down two Marina Del Rey apartment buildings and threatened Los Angeles with a gas attack. His bomb defused at the Greyhound Bus station was the most powerful the LAPD bomb squad had handled up until that time. His personal vendetta against a judge and the commissioners grew into demands for an end to immigration and naturalization laws, as well as any laws about sex.[24]
  • December 29, 1975: LaGuardia Airport Bombing killed 11 and injured 75. The bombing remains unsolved.[25]
  • January 24, 1975: A bomb was exploded in the Fraunces Tavern of New York City, killing four people and injuring more than 50 others. The Puerto Rico nationalist group FALN, the Armed Forces of Puerto Rican National Liberation, which had other bomb incidents in New York in the 1970s, claimed responsibility. No one was ever prosecuted for the bombing.
  • September 11, 1976: Croatian terrorists hijacked a TWA airliner and diverted it to Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador, and then Paris, demanding a manifesto be printed. One police officer was killed and three injured during an attempt to defuse a bomb that contained their communiques in a New York City train station locker.[26] Zvonko Bušić who served 32 years in prison for the attack, was released and returned to Croatia in July 2008. In September 2013 Bušić shot himself and was given a hero's funeral by the Croatian government.[27]
  • 1976 September 21: Orlando Letelier, a former member of the Chilean government, was killed by a car bomb in Washington, D.C. along with his assistant Ronni Moffitt. The killing was carried out by members of the Chilean Intelligence Agency, DINA.
Decade 1970s:

Year 1970

Category:Terrorist incidents in 1970


  • Aeroflot Flight 244 Lithuanian Pranas Brazinskas and his 13-year-old son Algirdas seized an An-24 domestic passenger plane en route from Batumi, Adjar ASSR, Georgian SSR, to Sukhumi and Krasnodar to defect to the West. In a shootout on board, 19-year-old air-hostess Nadezhda Kurchenko was killed and several members of the crew were wounded. Pranas Brazinskas claimed the shootout occurred because of resistance from two armed guards on board.[3]  Brazinskas were granted amnesty in 1974 and made their way to Venezuela and finally to the United States. They were initially arrested but later allowed to apply for asylum.[5
  • Avivim school bus massacre The Avivim school bus massacre was a terrorist attack on an Israeli school bus on May 22, 1970 in which 12 civilians were killed, nine of them children, and 25 were wounded. The attack took place on the road to Moshav Avivim, near Israel's border with Lebanon. Two bazooka shells were fired at the bus.[2] The attack was one of the first carried out by the PFLP-GC.[1]


  • 1 kiled 1 injured Dawson's Field hijackings  n the Dawson's Field hijackings (6 September 1970), four jet aircraft bound for New York City and one for London were hijacked by members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and instead landed at the PFLP's "Revolutionary Airport". By the end of the incident, one hijacker had been killed and one injury reported. 
    • TWA Flight 741 from Frankfurt am Main (a Boeing 707) and Swissair Flight 100 from Zürich-Kloten Airport (a Douglas DC-8) landed at Dawson's Field, a remote desert airstrip near Zarka, Jordan, formerly used as a British Royal Air Force base.[1][2] 
    • The hijacking of El Al Flight 219 from Amsterdam (another 707) was foiled: hijacker Patrick Argüello was shot and killed, and his partner Leila Khaled was subdued and turned over to British authorities in London. Two PFLP hijackers who were prevented from boarding the El Al flight instead hijacked Pan Am Flight 93, a Boeing 747, diverting the large plane first to Beirut and then to Cairo rather than the small Jordanian airstrip.
    • A fifth plane, BOAC Flight 775, a Vickers VC10 coming from Bahrain, was hijacked on 9 September by a PFLP sympathizer and brought to Dawson's Field in order to pressure the British to free Khaled.
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    • Dymshits–Kuznetsov hijacking affair The Dymshits–Kuznetsov aircraft hijacking  an attempt to steal a civilian aircraft on 15 June 1970 by a group of 16 Soviet refuseniks in order to escape to the West to israel  plotted to buy all the seats for the local flight Leningrad-Priozersk, under the guise of a trip to a wedding, on a small 12-seater aircraft Antonov An-2 (colloquially known as "кукурузник", kukuruznik), throw out the pilots before takeoff from an intermediate stop, and fly it to Sweden. Their final goal was to arrive in Israel. One of the participants, Mark Dymshits, was a former military pilot. They called it "Operation Wedding". 15 June 1970 the entire group of the "wedding guests" was arrested by the KGB at the airport


    • Greenwich Village townhouse explosion The Greenwich Village townhouse explosion occurred on March 6, 1970, in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of the New York City borough of Manhattan. It was caused by the premature detonation of a bomb that was being assembled by members of the Weather Underground, an American radical left group. The bomb was under construction in the basement of 18 West 11th Street, when it accidentally exploded; the blast reduced the four-story townhouse to a burning, rubble-strewn ruin. The two persons preparing the bomb were killed instantly (Diana Oughton and Terry Robbins), as was a third "Weatherman" who happened to be walking into the townhouse (Ted Gold); two others were injured but were helped from the scene and later escaped (Kathy Boudin and Cathy Wilkerson).[1][2]


    • Japan Airlines Flight 351 Japan Airlines Flight 351 was hijacked by nine members of the Japanese Communist League-Red Army Faction (a predecessor of the Japanese Red Army) on March 31, 1970, while flying from Tokyo to Fukuoka, in an incident usually referred to in Japanese as the Yodogo Hijacking (よど号ハイジャック事件 Yodogō Haijakku Jiken?). The hijackers took 129 hostages (122 passengers and seven crew members), later releasing them at Fukuoka Airport and Seoul's Kimpo Airport. They then proceeded to Pyongyang's Mirim Airport, where they surrendered to North Korean authorities, who offered the whole group asylum.


February 16, 1970 The San Francisco Police Department Park Station bombing occurred on February 16, 1970, when a pipe bomb filled with shrapnel detonated on the ledge of a window at the San Francisco Police Department's Golden Gate Park station. [1] Brian V. McDonnell, a police sergeant, was fatally wounded in its blast.[2] Robert Fogarty, another police officer, was severely wounded in his face and legs and was partially blinded.[3] In addition, eight other police officers were wounded.[1] According to the San Francisco Chronicle, "Investigators in the early '70s said the bombing likely was the work of the Weather Underground, and not the Black Liberation Army"[1] (wikipedia)

1970 Terrorist Bombing of Women's Room at St Paul Dayton's August 22, 1970. Gary Hogan was a 16 year old St. Paul Central student when he set off a bomb a womens room in a downtown St. Paul Dayton's store in 1970. One woman was maimed in the blast. Ten days later another bomb exploded outdoors in St. Paul and police found Hogan injured nearby. Police searched his home and found bomb-making instructions and a pamphlet on urban guerrilla warfare. He had been seen dressed as a woman carrying a package into Dayton's and a friend of Hogan testified he admitted planting the bomb. He was convicted of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated arson and sentenced to 20 years in prison, but only served just over three years in the St. Cloud Reformatory. Later he became a journalist and civil rights advocate, serving in the Peace Corp and an activist for unions and elections in South Africa.

On October 22, 1970, the Black Liberation Army is believed to have planted a bomb in St. Brendan's Church in San Francisco while it was full of mourners attending the funeral of San Francisco police officer Harold Hamilton, who had been killed in the line of duty while responding to a bank robbery. The bomb was detonated, but no one in the church suffered serious injuries.[10]

Year 1971

Category:Mass murder in 1971

300,000 killed 300,000 rape, 8-10 million fled 1971 Bangladesh genocide began on 26 March 1971 with the launch of Operation Searchlight, as West Pakistan began a military crackdown on the Eastern wing of the nation to suppress Bengali calls for self-determination. During the nine-month-long Bangladesh war for independence, members of the Pakistani military and supporting militias killed between 300,000 -3,000,000 people and raped between 200,000–400,000 Bangladeshi women in a systematic campaign of genocidal rape. The war also witnessed sectarian violence between Bengalis and Urdu-speaking Biharis. There is an academic consensus that the events which took place during the Bangladesh Liberation War were a genocide. , a further eight to ten million people, mostly Hindus,[27] fled the country at the time to seek refuge in neighbouring India. American political scientists Richard Sisson and Leo E. Rose, give an estimate of 300,000 dead, killed by all parties and deny a genocide occurred.[28]

222 killed by army March 25, 1971 1971 Dhaka University massacre Operation Searchlight Pakistani army convoy that attacked Dhaka University on night of 25 March 1971 included 18 Panjabi, 22 Pashtun, 32 Panjabi regiment and several battalions. Armed with heavy weapons such as tanks, automatic rifles, rocket launchers, heavy mortar, light machine gun, they encircled Dhaka University from east (unit 41), from south (unit 88) and from north (unit 26).[1] Pak Army killed 200 students, 10 teachers at DU on March 25: Wednesday, 25 March, 2015, Pakistani occupation forces carried out a planned massacre on the Dhaka University (DU) campus on the dark night of March 25, 1971 with killing over 200 students, 10 teachers and 12 employees.

On May 21, 1971, as many as five men in Black Liberation Army participated in the shootings of two New York City police officers, Joseph Piagentini and Waverly Jones. Those arrested and brought to trial for the shootings include Anthony Bottom (aka Jalil Muntaqim), Albert Washington, Francisco Torres, Gabriel Torres, and Herman Bell.

August 29, 1971, three armed men in Black Liberation Army murdered 51-year old San Francisco police sergeant John Victor Young while he was working at a desk in his police station, which was almost empty at the time due to a bombing attack on a bank that took place earlier - only one other officer and a civilian clerk were there. Two days later, the San Francisco Chronicle received a letter signed by the BLA claiming responsibility for the attack.

3 November 1971, Officer James R. Greene of the Atlanta Police Department was shot and killed in his patrol van at a gas station. His wallet, badge, and weapon were taken, and the evidence at the scene pointed to two suspects. The first was Twymon Meyers, who was killed in a police shootout in 1973, and the second was Freddie Hilton (aka Kamau Sadiki), who evaded capture until 2002, when he was arrested in New York on a separate charge, and was recognized as one of the men wanted in the Greene murder. Apparently, the two men had attacked the officer to gain standing with their compatriots within Black Liberation Army [15]

McGurk's Bar bombing On 4 December 1971, the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), an Ulster loyalist paramilitary group, detonated a bomb at McGurk's Bar in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The pub was frequented by Irish Catholics/nationalists.[1] The explosion caused the building to collapse, killing fifteen Catholic civilians—including two children—and wounding seventeen more. It was the deadliest attack in Belfast during the Troubles.[2] Long after becoming aware of the evidence to the contrary, the British security forces continued to assert that a bomb had accidentally exploded while being handled by Provisional Irish Republican Army members inside the pub, implying that the victims themselves were partly to blame.

  • Akhira massacre Akhira massacre (Bengali: আখিরা হত্যাকান্ড) was a massacre of the emigrating Hindus of the then Dinajpur district near Baraihat on 17 April 1971 by the Pakistani occupation army with collaboration from the local Razakars.[1][2][3][4][5] It is estimated that around 100 Hindus were killed in the massacre.[1]


  • Char Bhadrasan massacre
  • Chuknagar massacre
  • Corpus Christi massacre The Corpus Christi Massacre, Corpus Christi Thursday Massacre, or El Halconazo (The hawk strike— named this because of the participation of a group of elite Mexican army soldiers known as Los Halcones) was a massacre of student demonstrators in Mexico City on June 10, 1971, the day of the Corpus Christi festival.


  • Daldalia massacre
  • Demra massacre
  • 1971 Dhaka University massacre Operation Searchlight" on the black night of March 25, 1971. The Pakistani army convoy that attacked Dhaka University on 25 March 1971 included 18 Panjabi, 22 Pashtun, 32 Panjabi regiment and several battalions. Armed with heavy weapons such as tanks, automatic rifles, rocket launchers, heavy mortar, light machine gun, they encircled Dhaka University from east (unit 41), from south (unit 88) and from north (unit 26).[1]  Pak Army killed 200 students, 10 teachers at DU on March 25: Wednesday, 25 March, 2015,  Pakistani occupation forces carried out a planned massacre on the Dhaka University (DU) campus on the dark night of March 25, 1971 with killing over 200 students, 10 teachers and 12 employees.


  • Madhyapara massacre
  • Makalkandi massacre
  • Manili massacre
  • McGurk's Bar bombing  On 4 December 1971, the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), an Ulster loyalist paramilitary group, detonated a bomb at McGurk's Bar in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The pub was frequented by Irish Catholics/nationalists.[1] The explosion caused the building to collapse, killing fifteen Catholic civilians—including two children—and wounding seventeen more. It was the deadliest attack in Belfast during the Troubles.[2] Long after becoming aware of the evidence to the contrary, the British security forces continued to assert that a bomb had accidentally exploded while being handled by Provisional Irish Republican Army members inside the pub, implying that the victims themselves were partly to blame.
  • Muzaffarabad massacre

Year 1972

List of terrorist incidents, 1972

 Sudan, March 1: Black September takes ten hostages (five of them diplomats) at the Saudi Arabian embassy in Khartoum. Three western diplomats are killed.[1] Palestinian gunmen burst into the embassy, and took Moore hostage, as well as fellow American Cleo Allen Noel, a Belgian diplomat, and two others.[1]
 USSR, May 18: An Aeroflot Tupolev Tu-104B flying from Irkutsk Airport to Chita Airport explodes in flight after a passenger detonated a bomb when refused passage to China. The plane crashed east of Lake Baikal, with all 82 passengers killed.[2]
 Norway, 21 July: Israeli Mossad agents shot and killed Ahmed Bouchiki, an innocent Moroccan waiter and brother of the renowned musician Chico Bouchikhi, in Lillehammer. The Israeli agents had mistaken their target for Ali Hassan Salameh, the chief of operations forBlack September. Six of the Mossad team of fifteen were captured and convicted of complicity in the killing by the Norwegian justice system, in a major blow to the intelligence agency's reputation.
 USSR, September 1: A man blows himself up inside Lenin Mausoleum on Moscow's Red Square. Two women standing next to him also died.[3]
 United Kingdom, September 10: The IRA set off bombs at London's King's Cross Station and Euston Station, injuring 21 people.[4]
 Austria, September 28: Two Arab terrorists hijack the Chopin-Express from Moscow to Vienna at the East-West border in Marchegg. The train is often used by Jewish exilants from the USSR. The terrorists demand the closure of an Austrian transit camp for Jews on their way toIsrael. Chancellor Bruno Kreisky (Jewish himself) complies and allows the terrorists to escape to Libya.[5]
 Italy, December 17: Pan Am Flight 110: 30 passengers were killed when Palestinian guerillas threw phosphorus bombs aboard the aircraft as it prepares for departure.[6]
 United Kingdom,
December 27: A bomb exploded inside a pub in Belfast killing 3 people and injured 34.[1]Year 1974

Year 1973

Category:Mass murder in 1973 - Wikipedia A

  • Argo 16 Argo 16 was the codename of an Italian Air Force C-47 Dakota aircraft, registration MM61832, used by the Italian Secret Service SID and the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in covert operations.  23 November 1973, at 7:30 Argo 16 took off from the airport of Venice, arrived at the altitude of 2,500 feet, then fell and crashed into the Montefibre plant of Marghera, located in an industrial park close the airport. The disaster caused four deaths General Gianadelio Maletti (SID) attributed the disaster to sabotage carried out by the Israeli Secret Service. The RAI dossier "Argo 16 - Un mistero mai chiarito", however, concluded that the cause of the crash will likely remain a mystery.[1]


  • William Ray Bonner shooting spree   was an unemployed service station attendant who went on a shooting spree through the South Side area of Los Angeles, California on April 22, 1973 that left a total of seven people dead and nine others wounded and ended with his arrest after he had been injured in a shootout with police. Bonner was sentenced to life imprisonment later the same year and is currently an inmate at California State Prison in Vacaville.[1][2


William Ray Bonner shooting spree was an unemployed service station attendant who went on a shooting spree through the South Side area of Los Angeles, California on April 22, 1973 that left a total of seven people dead and nine others wounded and ended with his arrest after he had been injured in a shootout with police. Bonner was sentenced to life imprisonment later the same year and is currently an inmate at California State Prison in Vacaville.[1][2

May 9, 1973 escape starts spree This Day in History: Alday Family murders 5/14/1973 Donalsonville, GA Posted on May 14, 2008 by mylifeofcrime Jerry & Mary Alday 1973 Chester & Barbara Alday


Ned Alday, 62
Aubrey Alday, 57
Jerry Alday, 35
Chester Alday, 32
Jimmy Alday, 25
Mary Alday, 26
(Richard Miller, 19 – McConnellsburg, PA [5/10/1973])

Alday Family murders
After 20 years, freedom nears Judge orders parole for Isaacs, 36, who took part in deadly '73 rampage  October 21, 1993|By Jay Apperson | Jay Apperson,Staff Writer A former Baltimore County man who has spent two decades behind bars for his role in a crime spree that culminated in one of the most notorious mass slayings in U.S. history is poised for his release from a Maryland prison.  killings were described as "the most heinous crime in Georgia" by Jimmy Carter, then the state's governor. The crime spree became the subject of two books and a 1988 movie, "Murder One." In the Maryland case that stemmed from the murder of the high school student, Billy Isaacs was sentenced to 60 years in prison, to be served concurrently with the Georgia sentence. He was granted parole in absentia in 1991, on the condition that he be supervised in Georgia. Isaacs was 15 when his 19-year-old brother, Carl J. Isaacs, his 26-year-old half-brother, Wayne C. Coleman, and 35-year-old George E. Dungee escaped from the minimum-security Poplar Hill correctional camp in Wicomico County on May 9, 1973. A day later, he joined the fugitives on what became a murderous rampage through nine states in the mid-Atlantic region and the Southeast. After allegedly committing a series of car thefts and burglaries in Baltimore County and telling hitchhiking teen-age girls that they would kill any police officer who tried to arrest them, the fugitives traveled to Western Maryland, where they became suspects in the disappearance of the high school student. Within a week of the escape, the fugitives were suspects in the slayings of six members of the Georgia family. Five of the victims had been shot execution-style in the head in the family's rural mobile home. The nude body of the sixth victim, a 25-year-old woman, was found six miles away. Police said she had been tortured and raped before being killed. The suspects were captured three days later in West Virginia

Carl Junior Isaacs - In May of 1973, Carl Isaacs escaped from a Maryland penal institution and, accompanied by his younger brother Billy Isaacs, his half-brother Wayne Coleman and a friend, George Dungee, drove to Florida. Almost out of gas in Georgia, they saw a gas pump behind the rural mobile home belonging to Jerry Alday and Mary Alday and stopped to investigate. They discovered there was no pump; however, the trailer was empty, and they decided to burglarize it. 
Jerry Alday and his father Ned Alday pulled in behind the trailer, unaware that it was being burglarized. Carl Isaacs met them and ordered them inside at gunpoint. Carl Isaacs shot and killed Jerry Alday, and then both he and Coleman shot and killed Ned Alday. Jerry's brother Jimmy Alday drove up on a tractor and was also forced inside at gunpoint, then shot by Carl Isaacs. Jerry's wife Mary Alday then drove up, then Chester and Aubrey Alday (Jerry’s brother and uncle) drove up in a pickup truck. All were forced inside. Aubrey was taken to the south bedroom where Carl Isaacs shot and killed him, while Chester Alday was taken to the north bedroom and killed by Coleman. Coleman and Carl Isaacs raped Mary Alday on her kitchen table. Afterward, they drove to a heavily wooded area several miles away where Mary Alday was raped again. Dungee then killed her. The gang drove to Alabama and were arrested a few days later in West Virginia, in possession of guns later identified as the murder weapons, and property belonging to the victims.

Rare book chronicles Alday murders | Bainbridge Living Nov 3, 2010 - There are three books on this true-crime subject—Blood Echoes by ...George Dungee was declared mentally incompetent because of an IQ ...

Donalsonville was the site of the second largest mass murder in Georgia history (the largest being the Woolfolk murders in 1887). On May 14, 1973 Carl Isaacs, his half brother Wayne Coleman, and fellow prisoner George Dungee escaped from the Maryland State Prison. They were later joined by Carl's younger brother, 15-year-old Billy Isaacs. While en route to Florida the men came upon the Alday farm in Donalsonville. They stopped at a mobile home owned by Jerry Alday and his wife Mary, to look for gas as there was a gas pump on the property.

Alday and his father Ned Alday arrived as the trailer was being ransacked and were ordered inside, then shot to death in separate bedrooms. Jerry's brother Jimmy arrived at the trailer on a tractor and he too was led inside and forced to lay on a couch, then shot. Later, Jerry's 25-year-old wife Mary arrived at the trailer as the men attempted to hide the tractor. She was restrained, while Jerry's brother Chester and uncle Aubrey arrived in a pickup truck. The criminals accosted the pair still in their truck and forced them inside the trailer where they were also shot to death. Mary Alday was raped on her kitchen table before being taken out to a wooded area miles away where she was raped again and then finally murdered.

Billy Isaacs cooperated with prosecutors and received a twenty-year sentence for armed robbery. Carl Isaacs, Coleman, and Dungee were tried by jury in Seminole County in 1973, convicted, and sentenced to death. All three convictions and sentences were overturned by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in 1985, on the grounds that the pool of local jurors had been tainted by excess pretrial publicity. All three defendants were re-tried in 1988 and were again convicted; however, only Carl Isaacs was sentenced to death, Coleman and Dungee receiving life sentences.

Carl Isaacs was executed on May 6, 2003 at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification State Prison in Jackson, by lethal injection.[10] At the time of his execution, aged 49, he was the longest-serving death row inmate anywhere in the USA, having spent 30 years on death row prior to execution.

Billy Isaacs was released from prison in 1993, but died in Florida May 4, 2009. George Dungee died in prison on April 4, 2006. Only Wayne Coleman remains incarcerated as of 2012.

Janice Daugharty published a fictionalized account of the murders, Going to Jackson (2010, [1]). The crimes were also portrayed in the 1988 film Murder One starring Henry Thomas.

28 killed The Houston Mass Murders: What Really Happened | Texas ...
Texas Monthly On August 8, 1973, the Houston Police Department discovered a 33-year-old man named Dean Corll shot to death at a home where he was staying in in Pasadena, a Houston suburb. They were given information that prompted them to search a shed Corll had been renting; a beach at High Island, east of Houston; and a wooded area near Sam Rayburn Reservoir. They eventually discovered the mutilated bodies of 27 boys in what the New York Times called “the largest multiple murder case in United States history. Dean Arnold Corll (December 24, 1939 – August 8, 1973) was an American serial killer who (with two young accomplices named David Brooks and Elmer Wayne Henley, Jr.) abducted, raped, tortured, and murdered a minimum of 28 boys in a series of killings spanning from 1970 to 1973 in Houston, Texas. The crimes, which became known as the Houston Mass Murders, came to light only after Henley fatally shot Corll. Corll was also known as the Candy Man and the Pied Piper, because he and his family had owned and operated a candy factory in Houston Heights, and he had been known to give free candy to local children. At the time of their discovery, the Houston Mass Murders were considered the worst example of serial murder in American history.

 United Kingdom, January 20: Two IRA volunteers hijack a helicopter from Donegal in the Republic of Ireland and use it to drop bombs on a British Barracks in StrabaneNorthern Ireland.

 Singapore, January 31: Laju incidentJRAPFLP attack on a Shell facility in Singapore and the simultaneous seizure of the Japaneseembassy in Kuwait.

 United Kingdom, February 4: Twelve people (nine soldiers and three civilians) are killed by the IRA in the M62 Coach Bombing.

 Israel, April 11: Kiryat Shmona massacre at an apartment building by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine members, killing 18 people, nine of whom were children.

 Israel, May 15: Ma'alot massacre at the Ma'alot High School in Northern Israel by Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine members: 26 of the hostages were killed, 66 wounded.

 Ireland, May 17: Ulster Volunteer Force detonate three car bombs in Dublin and one in Monaghankilling 35 civilians, the deadliest toll of any one day in Ireland's 'Troubles'.

 Italy, May 28: Eight people are killed and at least 90 wounded when a bomb placed in a rubbish bin explodes in the Piazza della Loggia bombing.

 Italy, June 17: A group of terrorists from the Red Brigades attack an office of Italian Social Movement in PaduaItaly, killing two people.[1]

 United States, June 17: The Weather Underground Organization planted a bomb the lobby of Gulf Oil Corporation's Pittsburgh headquarters to protest Gulf Oil's actions in Angola, Vietnam, and elsewhere.

 United Kingdom, June 17: The IRA plant a bomb which explodes at the Houses of Parliament in London, causing extensive damage and injuring eleven people.[2]
 Italy, August 4: Italicus Express train between Roma and Brennero explodes, killing twelve and injuring 44. Attributed to fascist group Ordine nero.

 Japan, August 30: Powerful bomb explodes at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries headquarters in MarunouchiTokyo. Eight killed, 378 injured. Eight left-wing activists are arrested May 19, 1975 by Japanese authorities.
 United States, September 8: TWA Flight 841: Bomb kills 88 on jetliner. Attributed to Abu Nidal and his terrorist organization.

 Spain, September 13: Basque group ETA bombs the "Rolando" cafeteria in Madrid and kills twelve people.
 United Kingdom, October 5: Guildford pub bombing by the IRA leaves four off-duty soldiers and a civilian dead and 44 injured.
 United Kingdom, October 22: A bomb planted by the Provisional IRA explodes in London, injuring three people.[3]

 United Kingdom, November 7: Woolwich, London pub bombing see Wiki -article Kings Arms, Woolwich 

 United Kingdom, November 17: Three bombs exploded in three cities, NorthamptonBirmingham and Coventry, that caused the death of one person. [1]

 United Kingdom, November 21: Birmingham pub bombing by the IRA kills 21 people, injures 182.
 United States, December 11: A bomb set off by the Puerto Rican nationalist group FALN in East HarlemNew York, permanently disables a police officer. The officer lost an eye as a result of this act.

Year 1975

The Moorgate tube crash occurred on Friday 28 February 1975 at 08:46 on the Northern City Line, then operated by London Underground as the Northern line (Highbury Branch). A southbound train failed to stop at the Moorgate terminus and crashed into the wall at the end of the tunnel. Forty-three people died as a result of the crash, the greatest loss of life during peacetime in the London Underground, and a further seventy-four were injured. With no fault being found with the train equipment, the Department of the Environment report found that the driver had failed to slow the train and stop at the station and there was insufficient evidence to determine the cause. Evidence to the inquest showed that the driver did not have any reason to be suicidal. The coroner's verdict was accidental death. The Department of the Environment report found that there was insufficient evidence to say if the accident was due to a deliberate act or a medical condition. The writer Laurence Marks, whose father died in the disaster, presented a Channel 4 documentary Me, My Dad and Moorgate that was broadcast on 4 June 2006,maintaining his personal belief that the crash was suicide. The Brampton Centennial Secondary School shooting was a school shooting that occurred atBrampton Centennial Secondary School in Brampton,OntarioCanada on May 28, 1975. The incident began when 16-year-old Michael Slobodian[1] brought two rifles to school in a guitar case. He was angry at his physics teacher Mr. Bronson because he had failed him in physics, and wanted revenge. He wanted to get into medical school and his grades did not allow it. However, he was unable to make it to his physics teacher's classroom located on the third floor

December 23, 1975 (KGB?) assassination Richard Skeffington Welch Blamed on Gladio by KGB? Harvard-educated classicist, was a CIA Station Chief (COS) killed by the terrorist Marxist organization Revolutionary Organization 17 November  The night of 23 December 1975, five men in a stolen Simca followed him home as he returned from a Christmas party. While two men covered his wife and driver, a third shot him dead with a .45 Colt M1911 pistol at close range. Welch's name and address had been published in the Athens News and Eleftherotypia in November 1975. However, a communiqué sent by 17N to French newspaper Libération in March 1976 demonstrated that the group had been watching Welch's movements since the summer of 1975. He had been revealed as a CIA agent in an East German book and a magazine called CounterSpy after the Athens News and Eleftherotypia disclosures. Welch was the first CIA officer to be assassinated. By presidential order of U.S. President Gerald Ford, Welch was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. His death helped turn the political tide back in favor of the CIA after the damning revelations by the Church Committee earlier in 1975. Suspects assassinated 23 people in 103 attacks on [NATO] U.S., British, Turkish and Greek targets. KGB conspiracy theory? December 2005, Kleanthis Grivas accused "Sheepskin", the Greek branch of Gladio, NATO's stay-behind paramilitary organization during the Cold War, of the assassination of CIA station chief Richard Welch in Athens in 1975, as well as of the assassination of Stephen Saunders in 2000.  State Department also highlighted the fact that, in the case of Richard Welch, "Grivas bizarrely accuses the CIA of playing a role in the assassination of one of its own senior officials" as well as the Greek government's statements to the effect that the "stay behind" network had been dismantled in 1988.

December 29, 1975: bombs were going off twice a month in the city. And it wasn't just one enemy behind the blasts. It seemed like everyone with a cause and a grudge had a bomb and was willing to use it. But when a bomb went off in a row of lockers at LaGuardia Airport on Dec. 29, and no note, no letter to the papers, no call to 911 followed—to claim the blast in the name of freedom for Puerto Rico, for Cuba, for Palestine, for American blacks or left-wing whites—the entire city was scared, confused and desperately searching for answers. The Christmas Bomb The Unsolved Mystery of One of New York's Deadliest Terrorist Attacks By Bill Jensen 12/18/2003 1975 LaGuardia Airport bombing Wikipedia The 1975 LaGuardia Airport bombing occurred at 6:33 pm on Monday, December 29, 1975, near the TWA baggage reclaim terminal in LaGuardia Airport  The bombing was never solved, with several suggested perpetrators, although investigators and historians believe that Croatian nationalists were the most likely. The attack occurred in a four-year period of heightened terrorist attacks within the United States. 1975 was especially volatile, with bombings in New York and Washington D.C. early that year and two assassination attempts on US President Gerald Ford. The LaGuardia Airport bomb, at the time, was the single most deadly attack on American soil since the Bath School bombings, which killed 44 people in 1927. It was the deadliest attack in New York since the Wall Street bombing of 1920, which killed 38, until the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001. Possibly linked to 1976 Grand Central Terminal bomb On September 10, 1976, a group of Croatian nationalists led by Zvonko Bušić, his wife Julienne and two others hijacked TWA Flight 355 from LaGuardia to Chicago. Bušić delivered a note to the captain in which he informed him that the airplane was hijacked, the group had five gelignite bombs on board, and another bomb was planted in a locker in Grand Central Terminal in New York

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Year 1977

 Jordan, November 17: Abu Nidal Organization fighters stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in Amman, Jordan and seized several hostages. Jordanian security responded by storming the hotel. In the ensuing fighting 3 terrorists, 2 Jordanian soldiers, and 2 civilians were killed.[1][2]
List of terrorist incidents, 1977

 USSR, January 8: Three explosions in Moscow. A bomb was detonated on a Moscow Metro train as it rolled into Kurskaya station. Seven people died and 33 were seriously injured in the incident.[1]
 United States, July 24: The home of Morris Amitay was bombed in the early morning hours.[2] Mr Amitay was Executive Director of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee. None of the sleeping family was hurt.
 West Germany, October 13: Lufthansa Flight 181 was hijacked by a group of four members of PFLP and taken to MogadishuSomalia; it was later released after a rescue operation launched by GSG 9 commando group.[3]

1 killed by bomb June 2, 1976 Don Bolles Arizona Journalist Murdered By Bomb Remote controlled car bomb detonates below car of Arizona Republic reporter Don Bolles. He died 11 days later. The bomb consisted of six sticks of dynamite taped to the underside of the car beneath the driver's seat. is last words after being found in the parking lot the day of the bombing were: "They finally got me. The Mafia. Emprise. Find John [Harvey Adamson]." No motive was established but many speculated the Mafia responded to Bolles' work on organized crime, with one story naming over 200 known mafia members operating in the state of Arizona.

7 killed 2 wounded July 12, 1976  California State University, Fullerton massacre    mass murder committed by a library custodian, Edward Charles Allaway Armed with a semi-automatic rifle he purchased at a Buena Park Kmart, Allaway killed seven people and wounded two others in the library. All of those killed were employees of the college. fled the school campus, went to a nearby hotel where he called to give "give myself up to you.”  found guilty of six counts of first degree murder and one count of second degree murder, but determined that he was not sane, diagnosed paranoid schizophrenia,  he had tried to commit suicide and had been hospitalized and treated with electric shock in the past. He was found to have injured a co-worker at a Michigan plant.  Allaway's apparent motive was that he had delusions that pornographers were forcing his wife to appear in movies, couple had separated over Memorial Day, wife filed for divorce shortly before Allaway attacked co-workers at the university. tags: workplace violence, school incident, mass murder, References:  Edward Charles Allaway - Eddie used a .22-caliber rifle to shoot his victims at close range. Found not guilty by reason of insanity, the killer has been confined to the Atascadero State Hospital. In 1992 he was transferred to the less restrictive Napa State Hospital and has been deemed well enough to be released into the community, but so far has not been released.

46-100+ killed Thammasat University massacre 6 October 1976(เหตุการณ์ 6 ตุลา), was an attack on students and protesters that occurred on the campus of Thammasat University and at Sanam Luang in Bangkok. demonstrating against the return to Thailand of former military dictator Field Marshal Thanom Kittikachorn. The Communist takeover of Indochina in 1975 at the end of the Vietnam War convinced many that Thailand could be the next communist target and that the nation's unruly left-wing students were "aiding the enemy". Lieutenant-General Chumphon Lohachala, deputy director of the national police, ordered an attack in the morning and authorized free fire on the campus. A junta installed Tanin Kraivixien, a hard-line anti-communist and a royal favorite, as prime minister.

Year 1977

List of terrorist incidents, 1977 From Wikipedia

 USSR, January 8: Three explosions in Moscow. A bomb was detonated on a Moscow Metro train as it rolled into Kurskaya station. Seven people died and 33 were seriously injured in the incident.[1]
 United States, July 24: The home of Morris Amitay was bombed in the early morning hours.[2] Mr Amitay was Executive Director of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee. None of the sleeping family was hurt.
 West Germany, October 13: Lufthansa Flight 181 was hijacked by a group of four members of PFLP and taken to MogadishuSomalia; it was later released after a rescue operation launched by GSG 9 commando group.[3]

Year 1978 

List of terrorist incidents, 1978

 Netherlands: Members of the Arab Revolutionary Council poison Israeli oranges with mercury, injuring five children.[1]
 France, May 20: Three terrorists fire on El Al passengers in the departure lounge of Orly Airport in Paris, resulting in the death of all three terrorists and one policeman, with three French tourists injured.[2]
 Lebanon, August 13: A bomb destroys an office building in West Beirut housing the headquarters of the Palestine Liberation Front, killing more than 175 people and injuring another 80. The bombing was allegedly carried out by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command.[3]
Year 1979 

List of terrorist incidents, 1979

 May 1: A man named Petter Kristian Kyvik threw a bomb against Academic 1st May storefronts 1. May parade in Oslo. The Bomb object was thrown when the train passed the corner of University Street and Stortingsgaten. Erik Blücher was screened for participating, but the charges was later dropped against Blucher . [25 ]

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