ON THIS DAY IN UNITED STATES HISTORY
January 6, 1995
A Terrorist Plot (Project Bojinka) is Uncovered
After a Chemical Fire in Manila, Philippines
On this day in 1995, a mass terrorist attack plot known as Project Bojinka is uncovered after a chemical fire in
The plot, funded by Al-Qaeda, involved blowing up eleven airliners along with the approximately 4,000 passengers on
flights from Asia to the United States. Also involved with the plot was a plan to assassinate Pope John Paul II and
crash a plane into the CIA headquarters.