Title: Unabomber: Timeline of bombings
Topic: news stories
Date: Apr 2, 2021
Source: helenair.com


May 25, 1978 — Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

Unabomber Ted Kaczynski's first bombing occurred at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and injured campus police officer Terry Marker.


May 9, 1979 — Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

Unabomber Ted Kaczynski's second victim was John Harris, a graduate student at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. The explosion caused minor injuries.

Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois). May 10, 1979. Page 51.


November 15, 1979 — American Airlines Flight 444

Unabomber Ted Kaczynski's third known bombing was targeted at American Airlines Flight 444 between Chicago and Washington. Twelve people were treated for smoke inhalation.

Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois). Nov 16, 1979.



June 10, 1980 — Lake Forest, Illinois

Unabomber Ted Kaczynski's fourth bombing seriously injured United Airlines executive Percy Wood in his Lake Forest, Ill. home.

The Dispatch (Moline, Illinois). Jun 11, 1980. Page 9.



October 8, 1981 — Defused, University of Utah

Unabomber Ted Kaczynski's fifth bomb was discovered at the University of Utah, and was defused before it could injure anyone.

The Daily Utah Chronicle (Salt Lake City, Utah). Oct 9, 1981. Page 1.



May 5, 1982 — Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

Unabomber Ted Kaczynski's sixth bomb injured Janet Smith, a secretary at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee. Smith suffered burns and shrapnel wounds.

The Tennessean (Nashville, Tennessee) Thu, May 6, 1982. Page 1.


July 2, 1982 — University of California, Berkeley

Unabomber Ted Kaczynski's seventh bomb injured Diogenes Angelakos, a University of California Berkeley engineering professor. Angelakos suffered severe burns and shrapnel wounds.

The San Francisco Examiner (San Francisco, California). Jul 2, 1982. Page 21.



May 15, 1985 — University of California, Berkeley

Unabomber Ted Kaczynski's eighth bomb was his second delivered to the University of California Berkeley. The bomb injured graduate student John Hauser, who lost fingers and suffered partial vision loss in one eye.

The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, California). May 16, 1985. Page 7.


June 13, 1985 — Defused, Boeing facility in Auburn, Washington

Unabomber Ted Kaczynski's ninth bomb was found at a Boeing aircraft manufacturing facility in Auburn, Wash. The bomb was defused.

Longview Daily News (Longview, Washington). Jun 14, 1985. Page 4.


November 15, 1985 — University of Michigan

Unabomber Ted Kaczynski's tenth bomb injured University of Michigan psychology professor James McConnell and research assistant Nicklaus Suino.

Detroit Free Press (Detroit, Michigan). Nov 16, 1985. Page 1.


December 11, 1985 — Sacramento, California

Unabomber Ted Kaczynski's eleventh bomb was the first fatal explosion, killing Sacramento computer store owner Hugh Scrutton.

The Sacramento Bee (Sacramento, California). Dec 12, 1985. Page 1.



February 20, 1987 — Salt Lake City, Utah

Unabomber Ted Kaczynski's twelfth bomb was left in the parking lot of a Salt Lake City computer store, and injured store owner Gary Wright when he attempted to remove the device. This bombing led to one of the earliest police sketches of Kaczynski.

The Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City, Utah). Feb 21, 1987. Page 13.



June 23, 1993 — Tiburon, California

Geneticist Charles Epstein was injured in Tiburon, Calif. by Unabomber Ted Kaczynski's 13th bomb. Epstein lost several fingers and suffered hearing loss as a result of the blast.

The San Francisco Examiner (San Francisco, California). Jun 23, 1993. Page 1.


June 24, 1993 — Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

Just one day after a bomb injured geneticist Charles Epstein in California, another bomb from Unabomber Ted Kaczynski severely wounded Yale computer science professor David Gelernter.

The Missoulian (Missoula, Montana). Jun 25, 1993. Page 21.



December 10, 1994 — North Caldwell, New Jersey

Unabomber Ted Kaczynski's 15th bomb killed Burson-Marsteller advertising executive Thomas Mosser at his New Jersey home.

Daily News (New York, New York). Dec 11, 1994. Page 272.



April 24, 1995 — Sacramento, California

Unabomber Ted Kaczynski's 16th and final bomb killed timber industry lobbyist Gilbert B. Murray in Sacramento. Kaczynski is believed to have frequently sabotaged logging operations near his home in Montana.

The Sacramento Bee (Sacramento, California). Apr 25, 1995. Page 1.



April 3, 1996 — Ted Kaczynski arrested near Lincoln

Theodore Kaczynski was arrested on April 3, 1996 at his remote cabin near Lincoln.

The Independent-Record (Helena, Montana). Apr 4, 1996. Page 1.