Since it appears that the Chinese/American cyberwar is in full swing thanks more to the media, the NIPC, and a smathering of other security companies alerts without any real research to back up these facts. I thought I would start posting at the begining of the month sigificant dates in the terrorism calender so it will make it easier to plan your defenses, attacks, vacations & media blitz's. At a later date I will get this up on a webpage and add moon phases, and maybe Miss Cleo's psychic friends 900# number to predict various network voodoo. :) Cheers! William Knowles isnat_private 05/01/0000 Afghanistan Worker's Day 05/01/0000 Argentina Labor Day 05/01/0000 Burundi Labor Day 05/01/1945 Germany, Federal Republic of Hitler's Suicide Announced 05/01/0000 Guadeloupe (French Antilles) Labor Day 05/01/1963 Indonesia West Irian Jaya Transferred Administrative responsibility for West Irian Jaya was transferred to Indonesia following an agreement with the Netherlands. 05/01/0000 Kenya Labor Day 05/01/0000 Mali Labor Day 05/01/0000 Martinique (French Antilles) May Day 05/01/1993 Sri Lanka President Premadasa Assassinated A suicide bomber assassinated president Ranasinghe Premadasa during May Day celebrations in Colombo. 05/01/1977 Turkey 30 Leftists Killed in Istanbul More than thirty leftists were killed during clashes with security forces in Istanbul. 05/01/0000 Worldwide May Day 05/02/1945 Germany, Russia Berlin Falls to Soviets 05/02/1953 Jordan Hussein Proclaimed King 05/02/1935 Philippines Air Force Day 05/03/1947 Japan Adoption of the Constitution 05/03/0000 Jordan Armed Forces Day 05/04/1919 China (People's Republic of) Anti-Government Protests Thousands of Beijing students protested the seizure of former German holdings in China by Japan following China's ill-treatment at the Paris peace conference. The protest spawned the May Fourth Movement, one of the forerunners of the Chinese Communist Party. 05/04/1986 Japan Chukaku-Ha Bombs Summit Chukaku-Ha terrorists fired homemade rockets at heads of state arriving for the Tokyo economic summit. There were no casualties. 05/04/1978 Namibia Kasinga Day Commemorates a raid by South African military forces that left hundreds dead. 05/04/1988 New Caledonia French Forces Storm Rebels French forces stormed the caves on Ouvea where separatists from the Kanak Socialist National Liberation Front (FLNKS) were holding twenty-three French gendarmes hostage. More than twenty people were killed in the fighting. 05/04/1989 New Caledonia FLNKS Chairman Killed Kanak Socialist National Liberation Front (FLNKS) chairman Jean-Marie Tjibaou and his assistant, Yewewe Yewewe, were killed by Jubeli Wea and two others from the United Front for the Liberation of Caledonia (FULK). The attack occurred during ceremonies commemorating the first anniversary of the 1988 unrest on Ouvea. 05/04/1980 Serbia-Montenegro Death of Tito 05/05/0544 Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand Birth of Buddha Buddha was born circa 544 BC. 05/05/1941 Ethiopia Liberation Day 05/05/1867 Mexico Mexican Victory Over French Archduke Maximilian of Austria, who was established as emperor of Mexico in1864 by Napolean III of France, was deposed by Benito Juarez and executed in 1867. 05/05/1981 United Kingdom First PIRA Hunger Striker Dies On May 5, 1981, Bobby Sands became the first member of the Northern Ireland terrorist organization PIRA (Provisional Irish Republican Army) to die while participating in a hunger strike in prison. 05/06/1915 Lebanon Martyrs' Day 05/06/1945 Philippines Corregidor Day 05/06/1915 Syria Martyrs' Day 05/06/1976 United Arab Emirates Armed Forces Unification Day 05/07/1948 Israel Israeli Independence Day As observed by Arabs in the occupied territories. 05/07/1992 Thailand Demonstrations Against Government On May 7, 1992, massive demonstrations commenced in Bangkok leading to the sacking of the military-dominated government and the appointment of a prime minister approved by the king to lead the country on a more democratic path. The demonstrations by opposition elements led to an undetermined number of deaths and injuries when government forces fired into crowds. 05/08/0000 Algeria War Dead Day 05/08/0000 Guadeloupe (French Antilles) Victory Day National holiday. 05/08/1985 Spain Firebombing of American Firms Molotov cocktails were thrown at offices of Citibank and Xerox. 05/08/1945 Worldwide Victory in Europe (VE) Day Germany surrendered in World War II. 05/10/1902 Cuba Independence Day Cuba achieved independence as a U.S. protectorate in 1899. This date marks the end of U.S. protection. 05/10/0000 Jordan Arab Resistance Day Also known as Renaissance Day. 05/13/1981 Italy Attempt to Kill the Pope Pope John Paul II was shot and wounded by Mehmet Ali Agca, a Turkish fugitive. An American bystander also was wounded in the attack. 05/13/1969 Malaysia The Malay Uprising Fighting between Malays and ethnic Chinese led to numerous deaths. 05/14/1987 Fiji First Military Coup Lt. Col. Siteveni Rabuka took power in a military coup. 05/14/1948 Israel First Arab-Israeli War Began The first Arab-Israeli war began shortly after the state of Israel was proclaimed. 05/14/1948 Israel State of Israel Proclaimed The state of Israel was proclaimed as the British mandate in Palestine expired. Arab armies launched attacks on Israel immediately following the proclamation. 05/14/0000 Malawi Kamuzu Day 05/14/1811 Paraguay Independence Day 05/14/1985 Sri Lanka Separatists Attack Shrine Tamil separatists killed more than one hundred and fifty people in an attack on a Buddhist shrine at Anuradhapura. 05/15/1955 Austria Austrian State Treaty Signed Signing of the treaty that would restore all Soviet-occupied territory and make Austria a free and independent state. 05/15/1979 Iraq, Israel 15 May Organization Founded The Arab 15 May Organization under Muhammad Al-Umari was founded from the reminants of Wadi Haddad's Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine - Special Operations Group (PFLP-SOG). The group was headquartered in Baghdad until it disbanded in 1984-1985. 05/15/1991 Israel Palestinian Struggle Day 05/15/1972 Japan Okinawa Returned to Japan The island of Okinawa was returned to Japanese control on May 15 1972. 05/16/1983 Sudan Founding of the SPLM/SPLA The Sudanese People's Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/SPLA) was founded. 05/17/1989 Germany, Federal Republic of Conviction of TWA Hijacker Mohammad Ali Hamadei was convicted by a German court on May 17, 1989 of hijacking TWA flight 847 on June 14, 1985, while it was en route from Athens to Rome, and of the murder of a passenger, U.S. Navy diver Robert Stethem. Hamadei had been arrested in Frankfurt on January 13, 1987 while trying to smuggle explosives into Germany. He was sentenced to life in prison. 05/17/1983 Israel Israeli Troops Leave Lebanon Israel signed an accord with Lebanon for the withdrawal of Israeli troops from most of South Lebanon. 05/17/1814 Norway Constitution Day Norway's independence movement adopted a constitution on May 17, 1814. The movement was put down by the Swedes. 05/18/1980 Korea (Republic of) Uprising in Kwangju A civilian uprising in Kwangju protested the military rule of president Chun Doo Hwan. There were major civilian casualties following an assault by military units on the protesters. 05/18/1980 Peru Sendero Rebellion Begins The Maoist Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) guerrilla organization, which began its armed struggle with an attack on a rural polling station, has grown into the largest and most active insurgent group in the country. 05/18/0000 Uruguay Army Day A holiday celebrated with high-level civilian and military events. 05/19/1928 Cambodia Pol Pot's Birthdate Pol Pot, the leader of the Khmer Rouge, was born on May 19, 1928. 05/19/1949 Taiwan Imposition of Martial Law Martial law remained in effect until July of 1987. 05/19/1991 Turkey Ataturk Holiday May 19, 1991 will be celebrated as Ataturk Memorial and Youth and Sports Day, an official Turkish holiday. 05/19/1890 Vietnam Birthday of Ho Chi Minh 05/20/1972 Cameroon National Day Celebrates the declaration of the republic. Also known as National Feast Day. 05/20/1989 China (People's Republic of) Martial Law in Beijing The death of Hu Yao Bang on April 15 set off protests, hunger strikes, and the occupation of Tienanmen Square by pro-democracy student radicals, which led to the imposition of martial law in Beijing. 05/20/1990 Israel Gunman Kills Eight Arabs A lone Israeli gunman killed eight Arab laborers in Rishon Le Ziyyon, south of Tel Aviv. Nine workers were injured. The gunman was identified as a discharged Israeli soldier. 05/20/1978 Japan Narita Airport Opened 05/20/1973 Morocco Polisario Starts Armed Strife Polisario guerrillas begin their armed struggle against Morocco in the western Sahara. 05/20/1927 Saudi Arabia Independence Day 05/21/0000 Chile Battle of Iquique 05/21/1991 India Rajiv Gandi Assassinated Former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated during a campaign rally in Tamil Nadu State. 05/22/0000 Guadeloupe (French Antilles) Emancipation Day 05/22/0000 Martinique (French Antilles) Emancipation Day 05/22/1972 Sri Lanka Republic Day Also known as National Heroes' Day. 05/22/1990 Yemen North and South Yemen Reunited North and South Yemen signed an agreement reuniting the country. Declared as "Yemeni National Day." 05/23/1951 China (People's Republic of) Tibet Under Chinese Rule Tibet was "peacefully liberated" when representatives of the Dalai Lama signed an agreement with the Beijing government accepting Chinese rule in return for a promise of greater autonomy. 05/23/1949 Germany, Federal Republic of Federal Republic Proclaimed 05/24/0000 Belize Commonwealth Day 05/24/1990 Bulgaria Holiday Day of the Slavonic Enlighterners Cyril and Methodius, of Bulgarian education and culture. 05/24/1822 Ecuador Independence Day 05/24/1993 Eritrea Independence Day The country of Eritrea formally declared independence today after 30 years of war and two years of stabilization before separating from Ethiopia. 05/24/0000 Guadeloupe (French Antilles) Ascension Day 05/24/0000 Martinique (French Antilles) Ascension Day 05/24/1984 Philippines Urban Terrorism Begins Philippine constabulary chief Tomas Karingal was shot by five gunmen who subsequently fled, covering their escape with smoke grenades. This attack is generally considered the inauguration of the era of urban terrorism in Manila, and coincides with the formation of the Alex Boncayao Brigade (ABB), the urban terrorist or "sparrow" unit of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP). 05/25/1963 Africa OAU - Africa Freedom Day The Organization of African Unity (OAU) was founded on May 25, 1963. The day is celebrated as Africa Freedom Day. The OAU is organized to promote unity and cooperation among African states. 05/25/1967 Bermuda Self-Government Achieved 05/25/1946 Jordan Independence Day Following the end of the British mandate over Transjordan (May 22), Jordan became the independent Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan. 05/25/1990 Spain Sevillano Died (GRAPO Member) Jose Manuel Sevillano, imprisoned member of October First Antifascist Resistance Group (GRAPO) died after a prolonged hunger strike. 05/27/1964 Colombia Assault on Peasant "Republic" On this date, government troops attacked the "independent republic" that Communist peasant groups had set up at Marquetalia, Caldas Department. 05/27/1991 Turkey Constitution Day May 27, 1991 will be celebrated as Constitution Day, an official Turkish holiday. 05/28/1989 Japan Anti-Narita Struggle Day 05/29/0000 Syria Internal Security Forces Day 05/30/1961 Dominican Republic Assassination of Trujillo Rafael L. Trujillo's assassination ended a thirty-year personal dictatorship. 05/30/1972 Israel JRA Massacre at Lod Airport Members of the Japanese Red Army (JRA) killed twenty-six people in a massacre at Lod Airport. 05/30/1967 Nigeria Biafra Declares Independence 05/31/1993 Worldwide The Hajj Begins The annual pilgrimage in Mecca begins. 05/31/1967 Israel East Jerusalem Captured by Israel Israeli troops captured East Jerusalem in the Six-Day War. 05/31/1162 Mongolia Birth of Ghengis Khan The birth of Ghengis Khan, founder of the United Mongol State, is celebrated with a festival. 05/31/1910 South Africa Union Day Four provinces merged to form the Union of South Africa. 05/31/1961 South Africa Establishment of the Republic ISN is hosted by SecurityFocus.com --- To unsubscribe email LISTSERVat_private with a message body of "SIGNOFF ISN".
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