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1996 – Arrest of Unabomber, Theodore Kaczynski
1996 – Arrest of Unabomber, Theodore Kaczynski
Apr 3 all-day
On April 3, 1996, Theodore Kaczynksi, the man responsible for sending bombs in the mail over an 18-year period and known largely as the “Unabomber”, was arrested. Kaczynski sent a total of 16 bombs to various recipients, such as universities, professors, and large corporations, which ultimately resulted in the death...
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@ The Doubletree by Hilton Philadelphia City Center
Apr 4 – Apr 7 all-day
The JRC [Joint Rail] Conference is sponsored cooperatively by eight technical societies. It attracts engineers and technical personnel from multiple disciplines, representing operators, equipment builders, component suppliers, designers, consultants, academia, regulatory agencies and research organizations. Included in the program will be prominent keynote speakers from the rail industry. The 2017...
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ISC (International Security Conference) West 2017
ISC (International Security Conference) West 2017 @ Sands Expo
Apr 5 – Apr 7 all-day
From the conference website: “The International Security Conference & Exposition – also known as ISC West – is the largest event in the U.S. for the physical security industry, covering Access Control, Alarms & Monitoring, Biometrics, IP Security, Video Surveillance / CCTV, Networked Security Products and more. At ISC West,...
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15th European Security Conference & Exhibition: Jihadi Terrorism in Europe
15th European Security Conference & Exhibition: Jihadi Terrorism in Europe @ Business Design Centre,
Apr 6 – Apr 8 all-day
From the conference website: “This forward look at possible new Jihadi terrorist trends in Europe in the year ahead aims to give security managers fresh insight into a perennially shifting threat. The presenter will use a ‘from high theory to practical measures’ approach to sketch select potential security management challenges....
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Terrorism Studies ’17 : International Conference on Terrorism and Political Violence
Terrorism Studies ’17 : International Conference on Terrorism and Political Violence @ Nippon Meeting Halls
Apr 7 – Apr 8 all-day
From the conference website: ” TERRORISM STUDIES ’17 / International Conference on Terrorism and Political Violence will be held at Nippon Meeting Halls in Istanbul. The conference is coordinated by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center) and will be organized by BILSAS (Science, Art, Sport Productions). The event will be on the same days with WAR STUDIES ’17 / International Conference on...
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Border Security Expo
Border Security Expo @ Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
Apr 11 – Apr 13 all-day
From the conference website: “Why Attend? Find out what’s new in border security Learn from global leaders at the acclaimed two-day conference Network with peers and colleagues from the US and abroad See, test and compare the latest equipment, technology and service. Visit the largest exhibition of its kind anywhere...
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2013 – Boston Marathon Bombings
2013 – Boston Marathon Bombings
Apr 15 all-day
At the annual Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, 282 people were injured and four were killed, including an MIT police officer when two pressure-cooker bombs exploded near the crowded finish line. President Barack Obama remarked after the capture of suspect Dzokhar Tsarnaev on April 19, 2013 that “After the attacks...
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2007 – Virginia Tech Shooting
2007 – Virginia Tech Shooting
Apr 16 all-day
“On April 16, 2007, Seung Hui Cho, an angry and disturbed student, shot to death 32 students and faculty of Virginia Tech, wounded 17 more, and then killed himself. The incident horrified not only Virginians, but people across the United States and throughout the world.” The killings took place in...
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2013 – West Fertilizer Company facility explosion in West, TX
2013 – West Fertilizer Company facility explosion in West, TX
Apr 17 all-day
“An explosion with the force of a small earthquake rocked the Central Texas farming town of West on April 17, 2013. Tons of ammonium nitrate stored at the West Fertilizer Co. detonated after a fire erupted at the plant. The blast killed 15 people, including a dozen first responders, and...
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2017 Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference
2017 Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference @ Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center
Apr 18 – Apr 20 all-day
From the conference website: ” Successful management of emergencies can only be accomplished through effective and pre-established partnerships.  This conference offers you the opportunity to develop those relationships; gain the necessary information to develop your response, recovery, and mitigation plans; create your preparedness messaging to those you serve; and gain...
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1993 – Waco Siege Ended
1993 – Waco Siege Ended
Apr 19 all-day
The Waco siege ended on this day in 1993 after a 51-day standoff between the Branch Davidians and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF). The siege was surrounded by controversy over the actual events of the siege, including the origin of the fire that ended the siege. The...
1995 – Oklahoma City Bombing
1995 – Oklahoma City Bombing
Apr 19 all-day
The Oklahoma City Bombing took place on this date in 1995. Timothy McVeigh, a lone-wolf terrorist who cited the Waco siege as one of his driving motivations, detonated a truck filled with home-made explosives outside of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, OK. 168 people were killed....
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1999 – Columbine High School Shooting
1999 – Columbine High School Shooting
Apr 20 all-day
The Columbine High School shooting took place in Columbine, Colorado, when two senior students, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, killed 13 individuals, 12 of whom were students. The two killers were armed with two 12-guage shotguns and two 9 mm firearms, all of which were obtained illegally. The shooting led...
2010 – Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
2010 – Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
Apr 20 all-day
2010 - Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill @ Florida | United States
On the evening of 20 April 2010, a gas release and subsequent explosion occurred on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig working on the Macondo exploration well for BP [British Petroleum Co.] in the Gulf of Mexico. Eleven people died as a result of the accident and others were injured. Oil...
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FDIC 2017
FDIC 2017 @ Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium
Apr 24 – Apr 29 all-day
From the conference website:”FDIC articles and Roll Call Tips videos provide information on the latest trends, techniques and technology in the fire service.  Brought to you by icons within the industry.”
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WADEM Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine
WADEM Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine @ Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Apr 25 – Apr 28 all-day
The Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine 2017 will be WADEM’s 20th biennial meeting of global experts to exchange knowledge and best practices on disaster health and preparedness, emergency medicine, and prehospital care.
2017 Preparedness Summit
2017 Preparedness Summit @ Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Apr 25 all-day
From the conference website: “The focus of the 2017 Preparedness Summit is to explore the factors driving change in our world, analyze how they will impact the future of public health preparedness, and identify opportunities we have today to drive action toward meeting our future needs
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2011 – Historic tornadoes devastate southeastern United States
2011 – Historic tornadoes devastate southeastern United States
Apr 27 all-day
2011 - Historic tornadoes devastate southeastern United States
April 2011 is ranked as the most active tornado month on record with a total of 758 tornadoes and reported 226 tornadoes occurring on April 27th alone. “During a 4-day period from April 25-28, 2011, more than 200 tornadoes occurred in five southeastern states. The deadliest part of the outbreak...
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