Browsing: April 3

A Brief History On April 3, 2017, an alleged Uzbek/Russian terrorist set off a suicide bomb on a Russian rapid transit train (called the Metro), killing himself and about 15 other people, as well as injuring another 4 dozen or so.  Luckily, a second bomb failed to detonate and was later defused by police bomb technicians.  Once again, a deranged, homicidal person proved that such people do not need guns to commit mass murder. Digging Deeper The suspected terrorist, Akbarzhon Jalilov, was born in Kyrgystan and was of Uzbek ethnic nationality.  He was reportedly upset with the Russian involvement in…

A Brief History On April 3, 1882, notorious Wild West train and bank robber Jesse James was gunned down in his own house by a new member of his reconstituted gang, Bob Ford. Jesse had survived combat in the Civil War and several shootouts with law enforcement and concerned citizens, only to be killed by “the dirty little coward, that shot at Mr. Howard.” If you hang around with robbers and murderers, it should come as no surprise when one of them turns on you. Today we discuss 10 Bad Guys Killed by Bad Guys. Just goes to show you,…

A Brief History On April 3, 1948, President Harry S Truman (there is no period after the “S” because it was just an initial, not standing for a name!) signed legislation authorizing $5 billion for the Marshall Plan, a foreign aid bill championed by former five star general George C. Marshall who was Secretary of State at the time. Digging Deeper Marshall was the first officer of five star rank promoted during World War II so that the US would have officers of a rank equal to or greater than Field Marshall.  After the war he became Secretary of State…

A Brief History On February 20th, we covered how Ted Kaczynski (the “Unabomber”) blew up a computer store in 1987.   Today marked the end of his reign of terror as he was finally arrested on April 3, 1996.  A recluse who was anti-technology, he probably would not have been caught without his brother having turned him in.  Here are 10 civilian people who are known for bombing, good or bad.  (For our companion list of military bombers, please see this article). Please Note: This list is not a rogues’ gallery!  It includes good guys as well as bad guys famously…

A Brief History On April 3, 2008, an army of law enforcement descended upon a polygamist compound with snipers, machine guns, SWAT equipment, a helicopter and even an armored personnel carrier! Digging Deeper Child welfare workers and enforcement officers were among the police, surrounding and sealing off the compound. Law enforcement had been alerted by a call purportedly from a teenage girl kept in the compound as a child bride, or as some would describe, a sex slave.  Getting a warrant to conduct the raid was based on the calls from this person who turned out not to be even…

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