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The following is a timeline of acts and attempted acts that have been labelled as "terrorism" and are not believed to have been carried out by a government or its forces (see state terrorism and state-sponsored terrorism). Assassinations are listed at List of assassinated people.

There is no single accepted definition of non-state terrorism in common use, so incidents listed here are restricted to those which:

  • (a) are not believed to have been state-sponsored.
  • (b) are either commonly called terrorism, or meet at least some of the commonly used criteria.


19th century




  • Cuba 1960, 4 March: Bombing of the Belgian ammunition carrier La Coubre in the port of Habana, over 30 people dead. Most historians believe that the CIA was responsible for the attack, although there was not enough evidence to firmly prove so.
  • United States On October 25, 1960 A bomb exploded on a ferry near Staten Island, New York City. No one was injured in the blast.[39]
  • United StatesOn November 7, 1960 one person was killed and 14 injured after a bomb exploded on a train standing at the station at Harlem.[40]
  • Oman 1961, 8 April: Omani terrorists blew up the passenger liner MV Dara, killing 238 people.
  • United States 1963: 16th Street Baptist Church bombing. A member of the Ku Klux Klan bombed a Church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four girls aged 11-14.
  • United States 1965: The Ku Klux Klan murdered Viola Liuzzo, a Southern-raised white mother of five who was visiting the South from her home in Detroit to attend a civil rights march. At the time of her murder, Liuzzo was transporting Civil Rights Marchers.
  • United States 1965: The Monumental Plot - New York Police thwarted an attempt to dynamite the Statue of Liberty, Liberty Bell, and the Washington Monument by three members of the pro-Castro Black Liberation Front.[41]
  • Republic of Ireland 1966, 8 March: A group of former IRA men planted a bomb which destroyed Nelson's Pillar in Dublin.
  • India 1966, 20 April: A Tinsukia-Jalpaiguri passenger train blast in Lumding railroad station, Assam, India, kills 55 and injures 127. Which responsible for Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland tribesmen group.[citation needed]
  • India 1966, 23 April: A bomb explode in Diphu railroad station, Mikir, Assam, India, which blame on NSCN tribesmen group. Kills 30 and injures 65.[citation needed]
  • United Kingdom 1966: Ulster Volunteer Force declared war on the IRA; on 26 June, they committed three sectarian murders.
  • United States 1966: NAACP leader Vernon Dahme was assassinated by a firebomb, exploded by the Ku Klux Klan.
  • Canada 1966, 22 September: A bazooka attack on the Cuban embassy in Ottawa was made.
  • Canada 1966, 5 October: Anti-Castro forces bombed the offices of the Cuban trade delegation in Ottawa.
  • United States 1968: During a student rebellion at Columbia University, members of the Students for a Democratic Society and Student Afro-American Society held a Dean hostage, demanding an end to both military research on campus and construction of a gymnasium in nearby Harlem.[42]
  • Greece 1968 26 December: Two Palestinian gunmen travelled from Beirut to Athens and attacked an El Al jet there, killing one person.
  • Italy 1969, 12 December: The Piazza Fontana bombing in Milan killed 16 people.


Number of Terrorist Incidents 2000-2008 (Oct 31st)

1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 

See also


  1. ^ John Brown Chronology
  2. ^ a b The Story of Ireland by Justin McCarthy
  3. ^ Jonathan M. Bryant: Ku Klux Klan in the Reconstruction Era, The New Georgia Encyclopedia, 3 October 2002
  4. ^ The Bloody Shirt Terror After Appomattox by Stephen Budiansky Viking Press
  5. ^ Prince Alfred visit to Australia in 1868
  6. ^ Ireland 1852-1868
  7. ^ Metropolitan Police Service - History of the Metropolitan Police Service
  8. ^ Robin Fell. Fenians in Parliament 1885, on ALPHA DELTA PLUS a web site for officers who served at Cannon Row Police Station
  9. ^ Roy Hattersley. Victoria and the big-bang theory, The Observer, Sunday 26 May 2002. reviewing a Fenian Fire: The British Government Plot to Assassinate Queen Victoria by Christy Campbell, HarperCollins.
  10. ^ Biography of James Garfield
  11. ^ Radzinsky, Edvard, Alexander II: The Last Great Tsar, (Freepress 2005) p. 413
  12. ^ BBC - h2g2 - How May Day Became a Workers' Holiday
  13. ^ ASSAULT ON CZAREVITCH.; Japanese Writer Recalls an International Trage... - Article Preview - The New York Times
  14. ^ Review of English Studies - Sign In Page
  15. ^ |editor1-first=Candace |editor1-last=Falk |others=Barry Pateman, assoc ed; Jessica M. Moran, asst ed; Susan Wengraf, illus ed; Robert Cohen, consult ed |title=Emma Goldman : a documentary history of the American years |url= |accessdate=2009-11-02 |edition= |series= |volume=1 |year=2008 |publisher=University of Illinois Press |location=Urbana, Illinois |isbn=9780252075414 |page=346}} LCCN 2007-046970
  16. ^ "FOR KILLING THE EMPRESS; The Fate of Luigi Luccheni, the Italian Anarchist, Who Assassinated Elizabeth of Austria". New York Times: p. 7. 11 November 1898. Retrieved 2009-11-02. 
  17. ^ Biography of William McKinley
  18. ^ 1904: Teddy's Big Stick
  19. ^ Helsingin Sanomat - International Edition - Home
  20. ^ Malmö stadsbibliotek
  21. ^ Ito Hirobumi
  22. ^ Dedijer, Vladimir. The Road to Sarajevo, Simon and Schuster, New York, 1966
  23. ^ Battle Of Broken Hill:
  24. ^ Richard A. Baker: 200 Notable Days: Senate Stories, 1787 to 2002 - Chapter IV: Origins of the modern senate, GPO, Washington D.C., p. 112
  25. ^ History News Service
  26. ^ See
  27. ^ See Narutowicz.
  28. ^ Markov, Georgi. Pokusheniya, nasilie i politika v Balgariya 1878-1947. Voenno izdatelstvo, Sofia, 2003. ISBN 954-509-239-4
  29. ^ Peshev, Petar. Istoricheski sabitiya i deyateli, 3rd edition. Izdatelstvo na BAN, 1993. ISBN 954-430-155-0
  30. ^ See Hołówko.
  31. ^
  32. ^ Seeójstwo Bronisława Pierackiego.
  33. ^ Mad Bomber,' Now 70, Goes Free Today; Mad Bomber,' Now 70, Goes Free T... - Free Preview - The New York Times
  34. ^ British anger at terror celebration - Times Online
  35. ^ -No one expected attack on Congress in 1954 02/29/04
  36. ^ Whine And Cheez @
  37. ^ American Experience | The Murder of Emmett Till
  38. ^ Greene, Melissa Faye, The Temple Bombing.
  39. ^ [1]
  40. ^ [2]
  41. ^ Time Magazine: The Monumental Plot, 26 February 1965
  42. ^ Columbia University—Barnard Electronic Archive and Teaching Laboratory: EIGHT DAYS IN APRIL (1968), 1 April 1999

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