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George Metesky, The Mad Bomber
Though he left two duds in the 40s, Metesky's campaign of terror
really began in earnest in 1951, when he set off a bomb in Grand Central Station that injured no one. He would set many more bombs—at transit stations, theaters, bars, subway stations and other places—often first calling in warnings, until his capture in 1957. He injured many people, including several at a capacity screening of White Christmas
at Radio City: the blast was muffled by upholstery; the wounded were treated, viewers in the surrounding area moved to the back, and the movie was allowed to finish!