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Ted Kaczynski

Serial Murderer and Domestic Terrorist Ted Kaczynski

Profession: Serial Murderer and Domestic Terrorist

United States of America

Biography: Known as the "Unabomber", he engaged in a nationwide bombing campaign between 1978 and 1995. His targets were people involved with modern technology. He killed a total of three people and injured 23 others.

Born: May 22, 1942
Birthplace: Evergreen Park, Illinois, USA
Age: 80 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Gemini

Historical Events

  • 1979-11-15 A package from the Unabomber Ted Kaczynski begins smoking in the cargo hold of a flight from Chicago to Washington, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing
  • 1996-06-18 Ted Kaczynski, suspected of being the Unabomber, is indicted on ten criminal counts
  • 1998-01-08 Unabomber suspect Ted Kaczynski asks to act as his own lawyer
  • 1998-05-04 A federal judge in Sacramento, California, gives "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski four life sentences plus 30 years after Kaczynski accepts a plea agreement sparing him from the death penalty.

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