Today in Grenade History

Historical Events

  • 1917-07-22 British bomb German lines at Ypres, 4,250,000 grenades
  • 1945-02-23 Operation Grenade: Gen Simpson's 9th Army crosses Ruhr
  • 1957-10-29 Hand grenade explodes in Israel's Knesset (Parliament)
  • 1975-04-12 Six Catholic civilians are killed in a Ulster Volunteer Force gun and grenade attack on Strand Bar in Belfast, North Ireland
  • 1980-07-27 Palestinian throws hand grenade on Jewish children in Antwerp, 1 dead
  • 1993-02-05 Grenade explodes in Sarajevo, killing 63 & injuring 160

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2005-05-10 A hand grenade which was thrown by Vladimir Arutyunian lands about 65 feet (20 metres) from U.S. President George W. Bush while he was giving a speech to a crowd in Tbilisi, Georgia, but it malfunctions and does not detonate.

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush
  • 2012-09-01 Grenade injures 41 festival celebrants in Paquibato, Philippines
  • 2012-09-10 A left over bazooka grenade in Cambodia explodes and kills three children
  • 2014-02-11 11 people are killed after a grenade was tossed into a movie theatre in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • 2014-07-31 The US agree to resupply arms to Israel - including rocket launchers, mortar rounds, grenades - despite condemnation of civilian casualties in Gaza

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1985-10-08 Bruno Mars [Peter Gene Hernandez], American singer ("Just the Way You Are", "Grenade"), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

Singer Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars