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1946 British Embassy bombing

The bombing of the British Embassy at Porta Pia in Rome was a terrorist action perpetrated by the Irgun that occurred on 31 October 1946. Two timed explosives encased in suitcases were planted by the Embassys front entrance; the resulting blast i ...

                                               

Abu Shusha

Abu Shusha was a Palestinian Arab village in the Ramle Subdistrict of Mandatory Palestine, located 8 km southeast of Ramle. It was depopulated in May 1948. Abu Shusha was located on the slope of Tel Jazar, which is commonly identified with the an ...

                                               

Bayt Daras

Bayt Daras was a Palestinian Arab town located 32 kilometers northeast of Gaza and approximately 50 meters above sea level, which was depopulated in 1948.

                                               

Black Sunday, 1937

Black Sunday, 1937 refers to a series of acts undertaken by Jewish militants of the Irgun faction against Arab civilians on 14 November 1937. It was among the first challenges to the Havlagah policy not to retaliate against Arab attacks on Jewish ...

                                               

Cairo–Haifa train bombings 1948

During the 1948 Palestine war, on February 29 and again on March 31, the military coaches of the Cairo-Haifa train were mined by the Jewish militant group Lehi. On February 29, Lehi mined the train north of Rehovot, killing 28 British soldiers an ...

                                               

Ein al-Zeitun massacre

The Ein al Zeitun massacre occurred on May 1, 1948, during the 1948 War, at the Palestinian Arab village of Ein al-Zeitun just north of Safed, then part of the British Mandate for Palestine. According to various historians, 23-70 Arab prisoners m ...

                                               

Jewish Underground

The Jewish Underground, or in abbreviated form, simply makhteret, was a radical right-wing organization considered terrorist by Israel, formed by prominent members of the Israeli political movement Gush Emunim that existed from 1979 to 1984. Two ...

                                               

Saliha

Saliha, sometimes transliterated Salha, meaning the good/healthy place, was a Palestinian Arab village located 12 kilometres northwest of Safed. The Franco-British boundary agreement of 1920 placed Saliha within the French Mandate of Lebanon bord ...

                                               

Sicarii (1989)

Sicarii was a Jewish terrorist group active in Israel that took responsibility for a series of terrorist attacks between 1989 and 1990 on Palestinians and Jewish political and media figures considered sympathetic to the plight of Palestinians. Th ...

                                               

Sasa Massacre

In February 1948, Yigal Allon, commander of the Palmach in the north, ordered an attack on Sasa. The order was given to Moshe Kelman, the deputy commander of Third Battalion. The order read: "You have to blow up twenty houses and kill as many war ...

                                               

1990 Temple Mount riots

The 1990 Temple Mount riots, or the Al Aqsa Massacre, also known as Black Monday, was an event that took place at the Temple Mount, Jerusalem at 10:30 am on Monday, 8 October 1990 before Zuhr prayer during the third year of the First Intifada. Th ...

                                               

Raid of the Ghetto of Rome

The Raid of the Ghetto of Rome took place on 16 October 1943. A total of 1.259 people, mainly members of the Jewish community–numbering 363 men, 689 women, and 207 children–were detained by the Gestapo. Of these detainees, 1.023 were identified a ...

                                               

Night of Fire

The Night of fire happened on the night of 12 June 1961 when 37 electricity pylons were blown up in South Tyrol by the South Tyrolean Liberation Committee. It formed a turning point in the history of the province.

                                               

Macerata shooting

On 3 February 2018, a right-wing terrorist shooting occurred in Macerata, Italy. It received widespread media coverage and affected Italian politics as it occurred during the political campaign for the 2018 Italian general election.

                                               

Allied invasion of Italy

The Allied invasion of Italy was the Allied amphibious landing on mainland Italy that took place on 3 September 1943 during the early stages of the Italian Campaign of World War II. The operation was undertaken by General Sir Harold Alexanders 15 ...

                                               

Invasion of Elba

The invasion of Elba, codenamed Operation Brassard, was part of the Italian campaign during the Second World War. The invasion was carried out by Free French Forces supported by British and American ships and aircraft. According to the testimony ...

                                               

Enrico Alfano

Enrico Alfano, also known as Erricone ", was considered to be one of the chiefs of the Camorra, a Mafia-type organisation in the region of Campania and its capital Naples in Italy, at the turn of the 20th century. He was described as "a kind of p ...

                                               

Marcus Postumius Pyrgensis

Marcus Postumius, surnamed Pyrgensis, is described by Livius as a "farmer of the taxes" during the Second Punic War, whose character for avarice and fraud were equaled only by Titus Pomponius Veientanus. During this period, when Rome and her alli ...

                                               

Bartolomeo Tromboncino

Bartolomeo Tromboncino was an Italian composer of the middle Renaissance. He is mainly famous as a composer of frottole ; he is principally infamous for murdering his wife. He was born in Verona and died in or near Venice.

                                               

List of Italian convicted MPs

This is an alphabetical list of the present MPs, senators and European MPs from Italy that have received final conviction, not obstructed by statutory terms. Politicians who have been found guilty, but were amnestied or acquitted on grounds of st ...

                                               

Sextus Tarquinius

Sextus Tarquinius was the third and youngest son of the last king of Rome, Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, according to Livy, but by Dionysius of Halicarnassus he was the oldest of the three. It is possible he was the youngest of the family as the na ...

                                               

Antonio and Ignazio Salvo

Ignazio Salvo and his cousin Nino Salvo were two wealthy businessmen from the town of Salemi in the province of Trapani. They had strong political connections with the Christian Democrat party, in particular with the former mayor of Palermo, Salv ...

                                               

Banda della Magliana

The Banda della Magliana is an Italian criminal organization based in Rome founded in 1975. Given by the media, the name refers to the original neighborhood, the Magliana, of some of its members. The Banda della Magliana was involved in criminal ...

                                               

Banda della Comasina

La Banda della Comasina is the name which the Italian media used to describe a criminal group active in the 1970s in robberies, kidnappings and weapons trafficking in the northern area of Milan: the Comasina. The area of action included the contr ...

                                               

Basilischi

The Basilischi was an organized crime group based in Basilicata, Southern Italy, officially formed in 1994 by Giovanni Luigi Cosentino in Potenza. On 22 April 1999, 84 orders for pre-trial custody were issued by the Prosecutors Office in Potenza. ...

                                               

Mala del Brenta

The Mala del Brenta, also known as Mafia veneta or Mafia del Piovese, is an organized crime group based in the Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia, north-eastern Italy. The criminal organizations structure is like a Cosa Nostra and Camorra model, bu ...

                                               

White Uno Gang

The White Uno Gang, was a criminal group operating in Aemilia between 1987 and 1994. The name of the gang refers to the Fiat Uno car, a common city car frequently used by gang members.

                                               

Rovetta massacre

The Rovetta massacre is the name given to the summary execution of 43 Italian soldiers that took place in Rovetta on the night of 27–28 April 1945. The soldiers were of the 1ª Divisione dAssalto "M" della Legione Tagliamento, part of the National ...

                                               

Avezzano concentration camp

Avezzano concentration camp was an Italian assembly and detention camp set up in 1916 in the Abruzzo city of the same name during World War I, immediately after the 1915 Marsica earthquake that almost completely destroyed it decimating the popula ...

                                               

Memoriale della Shoah

The Memoriale della Shoah is a Holocaust memorial at the Milano Centrale railway station commemorating the Jewish prisoners deported from there during the Holocaust in Italy. Jewish prisoners from the San Vittore Prison, Milan, were taken from th ...

                                               

RSI Police Order No. 5

The RSI Police Order No. 5 was an order issued on 30 November 1943 in the Italian Social Republic to the Italian police in German-occupied northern Italy to arrest all Jews except those born of mixed marriages, which were required to be monitored ...

                                               

12th SS Police Regiment

The 12th SS Police Regiment was initially named the 12th Police Regiment when it was formed in 1942 from existing Order Police units in Germany. It was redesignated as an SS unit in early 1943. The regimental headquarters was disbanded in early 1 ...

                                               

Salvatore "The Senator" Greco

Salvatore Greco was a prominent member of the Greco clan of the Sicilian Mafia, brother of well known Mafia boss Michele Greco. He was nicknamed Il Senatore for his ability to hold political connections.

                                               

Fascist and anti-Fascist violence in Italy (1919–1926)

The Kingdom of Italy witnessed significant widespread civil unrest and political strife in the aftermath of World War I and the rise of the Fascist movement led by Benito Mussolini which opposed the rise of the international left, especially the ...

                                               

Red Week (Italy)

Red Week was the name given to a week of unrest which occurred from 7 to 14 June 1914. Over these seven days, Italy saw widespread rioting and large-scale strikes throughout the Italian provinces of Romagna and the Marche.

                                               

Porcia (wife of Brutus)

Porcia Catonis), also known simply as Porcia, occasionally spelled "Portia", especially in 18th-century English literature, was a Roman woman who lived in the 1st century BC. She was the daughter of Marcus Porcius Cato Uticensis and his first wif ...

                                               

Titinius

Titinius was a nobleman of ancient Rome. He was a friend of Cassius and one of the conspirators in Caesars death. Later at the battle of Phillipi, he took his own life because Cassius killed himself. Titinius also appears as a character in the pl ...

                                               

CanJet Flight 918

CanJet Flight 918 was a flight that was on 19 April 2009 to have taken off from Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay, Jamaica, bound for Halifax Stanfield International Airport, Halifax, Canada, but was instead seized before takeoff for ho ...

                                               

Tottenham Mandem

The Tottenham Mandem were an organised street gang based in Tottenham, north London, that began on the Broadwater Farm estate prior to the Broadwater Farm riot in 1985. One of the early members and later leader Mark Lambie was a suspect in the mu ...

                                               

League of Blood Incident

The League of Blood Incident was a 1932 assassination plot in Japan in which extremists targeted wealthy businessmen and liberal politicians. The group chose twenty victims but succeeded in killing only two: former Finance Minister and head of th ...

                                               

Japan Airlines Flight 351

Japan Airlines Flight 351 was hijacked by nine members of the Japanese Communist League- Red Army Faction on March 31, 1970, while flying from Tokyo to Fukuoka, in an incident usually referred to in Japanese as the Yodogo Hijacking Incident.

                                               

Bombing of the Fusetsu no Gunzo and Institute of Northern Cultures

The Bombing of the Fusetsu no Gunzo and Institute of Northern Cultures was a terrorist bombing that occurred on 23 October 1972. It was undertaken by a group which would soon be known as the East Asia Anti-Japan Armed Front, though this name was ...

                                               

Bombing of the Soji-ji Ossuary

The Bombing of the Soji-ji Ossuary was a terrorist bomb attack in Yokohama, Japan that occurred on 6 April 1972. It was undertaken by a group which would soon be known as the East Asia Anti-Japan Armed Front, though this name was not decided on u ...

                                               

Philippine Airlines Flight 434

Philippine Airlines Flight 434, sometimes referred to as PAL434 or PR434, was a flight on December 11, 1994 from Cebu to Tokyo on a Boeing 747-283B that was seriously damaged by a bomb, killing one passenger and damaging vital control systems. Th ...

                                               

Stabbing of Mayu Tomita

On May 21, 2016, Mayu Tomita, a 20-year-old Japanese singer and actress, was stabbed in the neck and chest area multiple times by 27-year-old fan Tomohiro Iwazaki for returning gifts that he had sent her. Prior to the attack, he had sent her mult ...

                                               

Nabetari

Nabetari is a Gilbertese native who impressed several senior Allied officers with his successful attempt on or about 4 April 1944 to escape from the Second World War Japanese occupation of the Nauru. Nabetari made a record ocean voyage in a small ...

                                               

Don Bell (broadcaster)

Clarence Alton Beliel, commonly known as Don Bell, is an American radio broadcaster best known for his radio work broadcasting from the Philippines in the years leading up to World War II. Bell wanted to be a foreign correspondent from an early a ...

                                               

Day Joyce Sheet

The Day Joyce Sheet is one of the most remarkable artefacts to have emerged from the prison camps of the Second World War. Created secretly in Stanley Internment Camp, Hong Kong, the double bed sheet was embroidered and appliqued with 1100 names, ...

                                               

Civil War of Wa

The Civil War of Wa or Great Rebellion of Wa was a period of disturbances and warfare in ancient Japan during the late Yayoi period. It is the oldest war in Japan that has been documented in writing. Peace was restored around 180, when the shaman ...

                                               

Dissent in the Armed Forces of the Empire of Japan

Dissent in the Armed Forces of the Empire of Japan refers to dissent within the Armed Forces of the Empire of Japan from the founding of the Empire of Japan in 1868 to the defeat of the Empire of Japan in World War II in 1945. On 26 February 1936 ...