29 December 2014

NY Bombing remains unsolved

A bomb exploded in the main terminal of New York’s LaGuardia Airport On This Day in 1975. Eleven people were killed. Another 75 were injured. To this day, it remains unsolved. 

It was just four days after Christmas and so naturally La Guardia Airport was packed. At 6:33 p.m. ET a bomb went off in the baggage area of the main terminal. The force of the bomb was equivalent to that of 25 sticks of dynamite, according to a 2008 NY Times article.

Many groups - Puerto Rican nationalist group FALN, the Jewish Defense League, the Palestinian Liberation Organization, and Croatian nationalists – were considered suspects early on but no one ever claimed responsibility for the bombing. To this day, the bombing remains an open investigation.

Baker, Al. “Terrorist’s Release Reopens Wound of Unsolved Bombing” NY Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/10/nyregion/10laguardia.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 Published 9 August 2008. Retrieved online 29 December 2014.


On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events. I will make every effort to keep events localized to that of my research or research I am conducting for others. However, from time to time, it will simply be a subject that captured my attention.
Some posts will be brief while others may be more detailed.

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2014
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.