“Inevitably they fail, either because men are not afraid to die for a life worth living, or because the terrorists themselves came to realize that free men cannot be frightened by threats, and that aggression would meet its own response.”
- President John F. Kennedy
September 25, 1961
Terrorism Timeline from 1969 - 1960
Ambassador to Brazil Kidnapped, September 3, 1969:
U.S. Ambassador to Brazil Charles Burke Elbrick was kidnapped by the Marxist revolutionary group MR-8.
Ambassador to Japan Attacked, July 30, 1969:
U.S. Ambassador to Japan A.H. Meyer was attacked by a knife-wielding Japanese citizen.
Ambassador to Guatemala Assassinated, August 28, 1968:
U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala John Gordon Mein was murdered by a rebel faction when gunmen forced his official car off the road in Guatemala City and raked the vehicle with gunfire.
First U.S. Aircraft Hijacked, May 1, 1961:
Puerto Rican born Antuilo Ramierez Ortiz forced at gunpoint a National Airlines plane to fly to Havana, Cuba, where he was given asylum.