Wednesday, December 29, 2010

On this day in history...

On this day in history, December 29th, 1975, LaGuardia airport in New York was bombed. A bomb with the equivalent of 25 sticks of dynamite was placed in a locker near the baggage carousel. At 6:30pm the bomb went off. It collapsed the floor and ceiling and sent shrapnel flying in all directions.

Eleven people were killed and seventy-nine others were injured.

Investigators suspected the group FALN, but weren't able to prove that. Just to refresh your memory, in 1999, eric holder (obama's attorney general) pushed for clemency for 16 members of  FALN. Clemency was later granted by bill clinton.

The FALN is a group of Puerto Rican terrorists who committed at least 130 bombings in New York and Chicago.