CIA Employees Attacked – Today In Southern History

25 January 1993 

On this date in 1993… 

Muslim extremist Mir Aimal Qazi fired on CIA employees as they waited in their cars at a stoplight near the entrance of Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, Virginia.  Two CIA employees were killed and three others wounded. Qazi was convicted of capital murder and executed by lethal injection in 2002.

Other Years:

  • 1947 – Al Capone died of complications of syphilis, pneumonia, and heart failure at Palm Island, Florida after fearing all his life he would suffer a violent death.
  • 1999 – In Louisville, KY, Matthew Scott received the first hand transplant in the United States.
  • 2010 – In Arlington, TX, the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame opened.

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