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Armenian revolutionaries are also known for committing the first urban terrorist act in history, according to their own Professor Gerard Libaridian. On August 26, 1896, Armenian terrorists raided the Ottoman Bank throwing incendiary bombs, killed many people and held hostages. As a first example of many terrorist acts to follow in the same image in the 20th century, they presented a list of demands, threatening to kill all hostages should their demands not be met. Upon the intervention of the ambassadors of the Great Powers, they were granted safe passage out of the bank and out of the country, and were transported to Europe on board of the British Ambassador's personal yacht. Click here for the details and here to read how the raiders escaped.

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