this day in crime history: december 29, 1975


On this date in 1975, a bomb was detonated in the TWA baggage claim area at New York’s LaGuardia Airport. Eleven people were killed and seventy-five were injured. A Croatian nationalist emerged as a suspect, but there was never sufficient evidence linking him to the crime. The case remains officially unsolved.

Further reading:

New York TimesTerrorist’s Release Reopens Wound of Unsolved Bombing

Wikipedia – 1975 LaGuardia Airport bombing

2 thoughts on “this day in crime history: december 29, 1975

  1. John D.:
    —Amazing how far we have come since then…
    Oh wait, we still have bombs being dumped around by terrorists.
    Maybe some things DON’T change after all.

    Good story.

    Roll safe out there.

    Liked by 1 person

    • You sure are right about that, Bob! This is a good post to share with those who think that terrorism is a new thing. Reading John’s blog certainly has shown me how much history really does repeat itself and that human nature has remained the same over time. There doesn’t seem to be a cure for hatred, but the bright side of the coin is that people are essentially good and will help a body when they’re down. I’ve always enjoyed that “Robin Hood ethic” held by so many of the criminals profiled here. Thanks guys!


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