Sometimes, it is easy for us Americans to get overly egocentric. We have Pearl Harbor Day in December and Patriot Day on 9/11. However, we have had it fairly easy by comparison. Just ask people in the UK about groups like the IRA. But we don't have to even go that deep...
Thursday, July 7, 2005, four Islamist terrorists were able to detonate four bombs, three in quick succession aboard London Underground trains across the city and, later, a fourth on one of the iconic double-decker busses in Tavistock Square. Fifty-two civilians and the four bombers were killed in the attacks, and over 700 more were injured.
The explosions were caused by homemade devices packed into rucksacks. The bombings were followed exactly two weeks later by a series of attempted attacks.