Daily Archives: July 22, 2016

10 killed in Preparedness Day Bombing in San Francisco 100 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 22 1916)

Video: 'San Francisco's future' (bombing aftermath at 5:12)

(Saturday, July 22, 1916, 2:06 p.m. local time) — 10 people were killed and 40 others wounded today when a suitcase bomb went off during San Francisco’s Preparedness Day parade, an event sponsored by the local Chamber of Commerce in anticipation of America’s entry into World War I.

Two anti-war labor leaders, Thomas Mooney and Warren K. Billings, were convicted of the bombing and imprisoned, but were released in 1939 amid doubts about their guilt.