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Thursday, September 18, 2014

PENTAGON - 1972

 


On May 19, 1972, the Weather Underground terrorist group planted a bomb in a women’s lavatory in the Air Force wing of  the Pentagon to mark the 82nd anniversary of the birth of Vienamese communist leader Ho Chi Minh. The act was in retaliation for the aerial bombardment of Hanoi during the Vietnam War. The Weather Underground also bombed the U.S. Capitol on March 1, 1971. There were no serious inuries in either crime.

U.S. CAPITOL - 1930


On Jan. 3, 1930, fire broke out at the U.S. Capitol.
 
Flames were confined to the attic studio of resident artist Carl Moberly.

"The fire illuminated the cold night sky," according to the House of Representatives website. "More than 27 fire crews from around the region responded."
 
Damage, however, was limited.

Moberly was rescued by a member of the Capitol staff and revived by a Navy physician

The blaze followed an electrical fire at the White House on Christmas Eve 1929.