Know : List of People with or had Autism

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication, and restricted and repetitive behavior. Parents usually notice signs in the first two years of their child’s life. These signs often develop gradually, though some children with autism reach their developmental milestones at a normal pace and then regress. The diagnostic criteria require that symptoms become apparent in early childhood, typically before age three.

However, there are people who overcame or learned to live with Autism yet remain successful and an inspiration for all. Here is a list of people with or had Autism (collected from Internet if any factual error is there let us know)

50 Tyson – rapper and autism activist
Albert Einstein – Einstein had difficulty with social interactions, was very intelligent but had difficulty learning in school.
Alexis Wineman – The first Miss America contestant with autism to compete in the Miss Montana pageant.
Alonzo Clemons – American clay sculptor
Amadeus Mozart – Famous musician.
Amanda Baggs – advocate of rights for autistic people
Bhumi Jensen – grandson of Bhumibol Adulyadej, King of Thailand
Birger Sellin – German author
Christopher Knowles – American poet
Daniel Tammet – British autistic savant
Daryl Hannah – The actress talked to People Magazine about being diagnosed with autism as a child, and how it contributed to a fear of fame as an adult.
Derek Paravicini – blind British musician
Elisabeth Hughes – Author
Evgeny Kissin – Russian pianist
Gary Numan – Singer and songwriter
Henriett Seth F. – Hungarian autistic savant, poet, writer and artist
James Durbin – American Idol frontrunner
James Hobley – British dancer and 2011 Britain’s Got Talent finalist
James Henry Pullen – gifted British carpenter
Jason McElwain – high school basketball player
Jessica-Jane Applegate – Paralympic swimmer
Jonathan Jayne – contestant on American Idol
Jonathan Lerman – American artist
Leslie Lemke – blind American musician
Luca Brecel – Belgian professional snooker player.
Lucy Blackman – university educated author
Marty Balin – singer and songwriter with Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship
Matthew Laborteaux – Actor
Matt Savage – U.S. jazz prodigy
Peter Tork – Musician
Richard Wawro – Scottish artist
Stephen Wiltshire – British architectural artist
Temple Grandin – The Colorado State University calls her “the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world.”
Thristan Mendoza – Filipino marimba prodigy
Tito Mukhopadhyay – author, poet, and philosopher
Todd Hodgetts – Paralympic shot putter
Tony DeBlois – blind American musician
Vincent Philip D’Onofrio – (born June 30, 1959) is an American actor, director, film producer, writer, and singer.
Caiseal Mor – author, musician, and artist
Courtney Love – frontwoman of Hole
Dylan Scott Pierce – wildlife illustrator
Hikari Oe – Japanese composer
Jim Sinclair – autism rights activist
Michelle Dawson – autism researcher and autism rights activist
Temple Grandin – food animal handling systems designer and author

Food We Eat : List of Edible Seaweeds


Arame (Eisenia bicyclis, syn. Ecklonia bicyclis), sea oak is a species of kelp best known for its use in Japanese cuisine.

Badderlocks (Alaria esculenta)


Alaria esculenta is an edible seaweed, also known as dabberlocks or badderlocks, or winged kelp. It is a traditional food along the coasts of the far north Atlantic Ocean. It may be eaten fresh or cooked in Greenland, Iceland, Scotland and Ireland. It is the only one of twelve species of Alaria to occur in both Ireland and in the British Isles

Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus)


Fucus vesiculosus, known by the common name bladder wrack or bladderwrack, is a seaweed found on the coasts of the North Sea, the western Baltic Sea, and the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, also known by the common names black tang,rockweed, bladder fucus, sea oak, black tany, cut weed, dyers fucus, red fucus, and rock wrack. It was the original source of iodine, discovered in 1811, and was used extensively to treat goitre, a swelling of the thyroid gland related toiodine deficiency.

Carola (various species of Callophyllis)

Callophyllis is a red algae genus in the family Kallymeniaceae. Several species are exploited as edible seaweedsunder the common name carola, most commonly Callophyllis variegata.

Carrageen moss (Mastocarpus stellatus)

Mastocarpus stellatus

Mastocarpus stellatus, also called Clúimhín Cait (cats’ puff), carragheen, or false Irish moss, is a species of red algaeclosely related to Irish Moss, or Chondrus crispus. It is collected in Ireland and Scotland, together with Chondrus crispus asIrish moss, dried, and sold for cooking and as the basis for a drink reputed to ward off colds and flu.

Channelled wrack (Pelvetia canaliculata)


Pelvetia canaliculata, channelled wrack, is a very common brown alga (Phaeophyceae) found on the rocks of the upper shores of Europe. It is the only species remaining in the monotypic genus Pelvetia. In 1999, the other members of this genus were reclassified as Silvetia due to differences of oogonium structure and of nucleic acid sequences of the rDNA

Chlorella (Chlorella sp.)


Chlorella is a genus of single-cell green algae belonging to the phylum Chlorophyta. It is spherical in shape, about 2 to 10μm in diameter, and is without flagella. Chlorella contains the green photosynthetic pigments chlorophyll-a and -b in its chloroplast. Many people believed Chlorella could serve as a potential source of food and energy because its photosynthetic efficiency can, in theory, reach 8%, comparable with other highly efficient crops such as sugar cane.

Cochayuyo (Durvillaea antarctica)


In Chilean Cuisine, the Durvillaea antarctica (Quechua: cochayuyo : Cocha: Lake, and yuyo: weed) stem and holdfast, known as hulte is used for different recipes, like salads and stews. Durvillaea antarctica or Cochayuyo is a large, robust bull kelp species and the dominant seaweed in southernNew Zealand and Chile. D. antarctica has a circumpolar distribution between the latitudes of 29°S (in Chile) and 55°S (on Macquarie Island)

Dulse (Palmaria palmata)


Dulse is a good source of minerals and vitamins compared with other vegetables, contains all trace elements needed by humans, and has a high protein content. Palmaria palmata, also called dulse, dillisk or dilsk (from Irish/Scottish Gaelic duileasc/duileasg), red dulse, sea lettuce flakes or creathnach, is a red alga (Rhodophyta) previously referred to as Rhodymenia palmata. It grows on the northern coasts of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It is a well-known snack food. In Iceland, where it is known as söl, it has been an important source of fibre throughout the centuries.

Ecklonia cava (Ecklonia cava)


Ecklonia cava is an edible marine brown alga species found in the ocean off Japan and Korea.

It is used as a herbal remedy in the form of an extract called Seanol, a polyphenolic extract. Another phlorotannin-rich natural agent, Ventol, is also extracted from E. cava

Eucheuma ( Eucheuma spinosum, Eucheuma cottonii )


Eucheuma or Guso in the Philippines is a group of red seaweeds/seaplants representing the Tribe Eucheumatoideae used in the production of carrageenan, an important product used in cosmetics, food processing, and industrial uses, as well as a food source for those living in Indonesia and the Philippines. The farming of eucheuma has raised certain environmental issues, mostly centered on the ecology and biodiversity of coastal environments.

Gutweed (Enteromorpha intestinalis)


Ulva intestinalis is a green alga in the phylum Chlorophyta, of the genus Ulva (sea lettuce), also known by the common namesgutweed and grass kelp. It can be found in Bering Sea near Alaska, Aleutian islands, Puget Sound, Japan, Korea, Mexico, and Russia.[1] Besides this, places it can be found in Israel, and in such European countries as Azores, Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Poland, and in such seas as the Baltic and Mediterranean Sea

Gelidiella (Gelidiella acerosa)


Gelidiella is a genus of red algae (phylum Rhodophyta). Worldwide there 22 other species of Gelidiella, mostly tropical and subtropical. Gelidiella and Gelidium are now both united into one order Gelidiales.

Gracilaria (Gracilaria edulis, Gracilaria corticata)


Gracilaria is a genus of red algae (Rhodophyta) notable for its economic importance as an agarophyte, as well as its use as a food for humans and various species of shellfish. Various species within the genus are cultivated among Asia, South America, Africa and OceaniaGracilaria is used as a food in Japanese, Hawaiian, and Filipino cuisine. In Japanese cuisine, it is called ogonori or ogo. In the Philippines, it is called gulamanand used to make gelatin, also called gulaman.

Hijiki or Hiziki (Sargassum fusiforme)


Hijiki is a brown sea vegetable growing wild on rocky coastlines around Japan, Korea, and China. Hijiki has been a part of the Japanese diet for centuries. Hijiki is rich in dietary fibre and essential minerals such as calcium, iron, and magnesium. According to Japanese folklore, hijiki aids health and beauty, and thick, black, lustrous hair is connected to regular consumption of small amounts of hijiki.

Hypnea order Gigartinales


Hypnea is a red algal genus, and a well known carrageenophyte (plant producing polysaccharide carrageenan).

Irish moss (Chondrus crispus)


Chondrus crispus — commonly called Irish moss or carrageen moss (Irish carraigín, “little rock”) — is a species of red algae which grows abundantly along the rocky parts of the Atlantic coast of Europe and North America. In its fresh condition this protist is soft and cartilaginous, varying in color from a greenish-yellow, through red, to a dark purple or purplish-brown. The principal constituent is a mucilaginous body, made of the polysaccharide carrageenan, which constitutes 55% of its weight. The organism also consists of nearly 10% protein and about 15% mineral matter, and is rich in iodine and sulfur. When softened in water it has a sea-like odour and because of the abundant cell wall polysaccharides it will form a jellywhen boiled, containing from 20 to 100 times its weight of water.

Kombu (Saccharina japonica)


Kombu is edible kelp from the family Laminariaceae and is widely eaten in East Asia.  Most kombu is from the species Saccharina japonica (Laminaria japonica), extensively cultivated on ropes in the seas of Japan and Korea. With the development of cultivation technology, over 90% of Japanese kombu is cultivated, mostly in Hokkaidō, but also as far south as the Seto Inland Sea.

Laver (Porphyra laciniata/Porphyra umbilicalis)


Laver is an edible, littoral alga (seaweed). In Wales, laver is used for making laverbread, a traditional Welsh dish. Laver as food is also commonly found around the west coast of Britain and east coast of Ireland along the Irish Sea, where it is known as slake.

Limu Kala (Sargassum echinocarpum)


Sargassum is a genus of brown (class Phaeophyceae) macroalgae (seaweed) in the order Fucales. Numerous species are distributed throughout the temperate and tropical oceans of the world, where they generally inhabit shallow water and coral reefs, and the genus is widely known for its planktonic (free-floating) species. Sargassum is also cultivated and cleaned for use as an herbal remedy. Many Chinese herbalists prescribe powderedSargassum in paper packets of 0.5 gram, to be dissolved in warm water and drunk as a tea.

Mozuku (Cladosiphon okamuranus)


Cladosiphon okamuranus is a type of edible seaweed in the genus Cladosiphon, naturally found in Okinawa, Japan. Most of the mozuku now is farmed by locals, and sold to processing factories. The main use of mozuku is as food, and as source of one type of sulfated polysaccharide called Fucoidan to be used in cancer treatment aid health supplements.

Nori (Porphyra)


Nori is the Japanese name for edible seaweed species of the red algae genus Porphyra, including P. yezoensis and P. tenera. Nori is familiar in the United States and other countries as an ingredient of sushi, being referred to as “nori” (as the Japanese do) or simply as seaweed. Finished products are made by a shredding and rack-drying process that resembles papermaking. Porphyra is also called laver in Wales and other English-speaking countries

Oarweed (Laminaria digitata)


Laminaria digitata is a large brown alga in the family Laminariaceae, also known by the common name Oarweed. It is found in the sublittoral zone of the northern Atlantic OceanL digitata was traditionally used as a fertiliser and spread on the land. In the 18th century it was burnt to extract the potash it contained for use in the glass industry. In the 19th century it was used for the extraction of iodine. Both these uses died out when cheaper sources for these products became available. It is still used as an organic fertiliser but also for the extraction of alginic acid, the manufacture of toothpastes and cosmetics, and in the food industry for binding, thickening and moulding.

Ogonori (Gracilaria)


Ogonori (Gracilaria spp.), also called ogo or sea moss, is a type of edible seaweed eaten along the coasts of Japan,Southeast Asia, Hawaii, and the Caribbean. Ogonori is typically eaten cold and is a source of the thickener agar.

Sugar kelp (Saccharina latissima)


Saccharina latissima is a brown algae (class Phaeophyceae), of the family Laminariaceae. It is also known by the common names sea belt and Devil’s apron, due to its shape. It is found in the north east Atlantic Ocean and the Barents Seasouth to Galicia in Spain. It is not found in the Bay of Biscay but is common round the coasts of the British Isles. The species is found at sheltered rocky seabeds.

Sea grapes or green caviar (Caulerpa lentillifera)


Caulerpa lentillifera is one of the favored species of edible Caulerpa due to its soft and succulent texture. They are also known as sea grapes or green caviar. C. lentillifera is farmed in the Philippines, where it is locally called ar-arosep,lato,arosep or ar-arosip (as variant names), latok in the Malaysian state of Sabah, and in Okinawa where the plant is eaten fresh. C. lentillifera is usually eaten raw with vinegar, as a snack or in a salad. In the Philippines, after being washed in clean water, it is usually eaten raw as a salad, mixed with chopped raw onions and fresh tomatoes, and dressed with a blend of fish sauce or fish paste (locally called bagoong) and vinegar. It is known to be rich in iodine.

Sargassum (Sargassum cinetum, Sargassum vulgare, Sargassum swartzii, Sargassum myriocysum)


Sargassum is a genus of brown (class Phaeophyceae) macroalgae (seaweed) in the order Fucales. Numerous species are distributed throughout the temperate and tropical oceans of the world, where they generally inhabit shallow water and coral reefs, and the genus is widely known for its planktonic (free-floating) species.

Sea lettuce (various species of the genus Ulva)

Sea Lettuce

The sea lettuces comprise the genus Ulva, a group of edible green algae that is widely distributed along the coasts of the world’s oceans. The type species within the genus Ulva is Ulva lactuca, lactuca being Latin for “lettuce”. Sea lettuce is eaten by a number of different sea animals, including manatees and the sea slugs known as sea hares. Many species of sea lettuce are a food source for humans in Scandinavia, Great Britain, Ireland, China, and Japan (where this food is known as aosa). Sea lettuce as a food for humans is eaten raw in salads and cooked in soups. It is high in protein, soluble dietary fiber, and a variety of vitamins and minerals, especially iron.

Spiral wrack (Fucus spiralis)

Fucus Spiralis

Fucus spiralis is a species of seaweed, a brown alga (Heterokontophyta, Phaeophyceae), living on the littoral shore of the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America. It has the common names of spiral wrack and flat wrack.

Spirulina (Arthrospira platensis and Arthrospira maxima)


Spirulina is a cyanobacterium that can be consumed by humans and other animals. There are two species, Arthrospira platensis and Arthrospira maxima.

Arthrospira is cultivated worldwide; used as a dietary supplement as well as a whole food; and is also available in tablet, flake and powder form. It is also used as a feed supplement in the aquaculture, aquarium and poultry industries

Thongweed (Himanthalia elongata)


Himanthalia elongata is a brown alga in the order Fucales, also known by the common names thongweed, sea thongand sea spaghetti. It is found in the north east Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea.

Wakame (Undaria pinnatifida) & Hiromi (Undaria undarioides)


Wakame a sea vegetable, or edible seaweed. It has a subtly sweet flavour and is most often served in soups and salads. Sea-farmers have grown wakame in Japan from the Nara period. It has been nominated as among 100 of the world’s worst invasive species according to the Global Invasive Species Database.

Wakame fronds are green and have a subtly sweet flavour and satiny texture. The leaves should be cut into small pieces as they will expand during cooking.

In Japan and Europe, wakame is distributed either dried or salted, and used in soups (particularly miso soup), and salads (tofu salad), or often simply as a side dish to tofu and a salad vegetable like cucumber. These dishes are typically dressed with soy sauce and vinegar/rice vinegar.

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Know : List of Letters used in Science and Mathematics

Note: This list can be expanded further.greekAlphabet

Å — angstrom

Aampere, area, a blood type, a spectral type, vector potential, Work

BB meson, a blood type, boron, luminance, magnetic field, a spectral type

Ccarbon, degrees Celsius, set of complex numbers, coulomb, molar heat capacity, the C programming language, specific heat capacity, Cunningham correction factor

Ddeuterium, differential operator, electric displacement, D meson

Eelectric field, energy, SI prefix exa–, expected value

F — degrees Fahrenheit, farad, fluorine, force, Helmholtz free energy, a spectral type

GEinstein tensor, SI prefix giga–, Gibbs free energy, gravitational constant, Green’s function, Momentum, a Spectral type

Hauxiliary magnetic field, enthalpy, Hamiltonian, Hankel function, Heaviside step function, henry, Higgs boson, homology group, Hubble constant, hydrogen, set of quaternions, hat matrix

Icurrent, iodine, impulse, luminous intensity, moment of inertia

Jangular momentum, Bessel function of the first kind, current, joule

Kkaon, kelvin, potassium, sectional curvature, a spectral type

Langular momentum, inductance, Lagrangian, litre, a spectral type

Mmagnetization, mass, SI prefix mega–, a spectral type, torque

NAvogadro’s number, Bessel function of the second kind, set of natural numbers, newton, nitrogen, normal distribution, normal vector

Obig O notation, a blood type, oxygen, a spectral type

PLegendre polynomial, luminous flux, phosphorus, polarization, power, pressure, probability, projection

Qelectric charge, quantity of heat, set of rational numbers, flow rate

Rcurvature tensor, electrical resistance, radius, set of real numbers

Sarea, entropy, siemens, sphere, spin operator, sulfur, symmetric group

T — a spectral type, temperature, tesla, tritium

Upotential energy, uranium, unitary operator

Vpotential energy, vanadium, volt, voltage, volume

Wenergy, Lambert’s W function, tungsten, watt, W boson, Work, work function, Wiener process

Xrandom variable, abscissa

YBessel function of the second kind, SI prefix yotta, yttrium, ordinate, luminance

Zatomic number, impedance, set of integers, partition function (statistical mechanics), partition function (quantum field theory), Z boson, SI prefix zetta–, altitude

aSI prefix atto–, acceleration, reflectance

bBottom quark

cSI prefix centi–, Charm quark, speed of light, speed of sound

dSI prefix deci–, distance, Down quark, infinitesimal increment, differential operator

eNapier’s constant, electron, positron, electric charge

fSI prefix femto–, frequency

ggram, gravitational acceleration, gravitational field, distance metric of spacetime

hheight, hour, Planck’s constant, spherical Hankel function

iimaginary complex unit, imaginary quaternion unit, unit vector, current, row index

jelectric current and current density, radiant intensity, spherical Bessel function of the first kind, unit vector, column index, imaginary complex unit, imaginary quaternion unit

kBoltzmann constant, imaginary quaternion unit, SI prefix kilo–, wave vector, unit vector

llength, litre, mean free path

mmagnitude, mass, SI prefix milli–, metre, minute

nSI prefix nano–, neutron, refractive index, spherical Bessel function of the second kind

osmall o notation

pelectric dipole moment, momentum, SI prefix pico-, proton, point of a space

qelectric charge, generalized coordinate

rposition (vector), radial polar coordinate, radius

ssecond, Strange quark

tperiod, time, Top quark

uUp quark



xabscissa, real-valued argument, variable to be determined, vector,

yordinate, SI prefix yocto-, pixel row index

zcomplex variable, altitude, SI prefix zepto-


ΒBeta function

ΓAngular momentum, Gamma function, Christoffel symbols

Δ — A macroscopic change in the value of a variable, Laplace operator, Delta particle

ΘHeaviside step function

ΛIwasawa algebra, Lorentz transformation, Lambda Hyperon

Ξ — Cascade Hyperon


ΣSum, Surface, Sigma Hyperon

Φ — Alternative symbol for Quantum mechanical wavefunction

ΨQuantum mechanical wavefunction

ΩChaitin’s constant, Ohm, Solid angle, Omega Hyperon

αAlpha particle, Fine structure constant, Angular acceleration

βBeta particle, Inverse temperature

γEuler-Mascheroni constant, Gamma-ray (Photon), Photon, Relativistic gamma factor

δDirac delta function, Infinitesimal quantity, Kronecker delta

εInfinitesimal quantity, Permittivity

ζDamping Ratio, Riemann zeta function

ηDistance metric of flat spacetime, Efficiency, Dynamic viscosity, η-meson

θAngle, Angular polar coordinate, Temperature


κGravitational constant

λHalf-life, Lagrangian multiplicator, Lambda expression, Thermal conductivity, Wavelength

μAbsorption coefficient, Chemical potential, Magnetic dipole moment, Mean, SI prefix micro–, Micron, Muon, Permeability, Reduced mass

νFrequency, Kinematic viscosity, Neutrino

ξRiemann Xi function


πFundamental group, Conjugate momentum, Homotopy groups, Number π, Pion, Prime-counting function, Projection

ρDensity, Electrical resistivity, Radial polar coordinate, ρ-meson

σCross section, Electrical conductivity, Spin, Standard deviation, Stefan-Boltzmann constant

τTau lepton, Torque, Shear stress, Time constant


φAngular polar coordinate, Electric potential, Euler’s totient function, Golden mean, Phase, Potential energy

χElectric susceptibility

ψQuantum mechanical wavefunction, J/ψ particle

ωFrequency (in radian/s), angular velocity

ШTate-Shafarevich group (Ш(G))

Cardinality of infinite sets

בCardinality of infinite sets

Partial derivative

Del operator, Gradient, Divergence, Curl

Know : A List of Hostage Crisis


Right from the current hostage crisis that happening in Australia now, this post lists some hostage crisis that shocked the world.

Incident Place Start Duration
2014 Ghent apartment siege Belgium Ghent, Belgium 15 Dec 2014 3 hours
2014 Sydney hostage crisis Australia Martin Place,Sydney, Australia 15 Dec 2014 Ongoing
2014 Moscow school shooting Russia Moscow, Russia 3 Feb 2014 Appr. 2 hours
Westgate shopping mall attack Kenya Nairobi, Kenya 21 Sep 2013 3 days
Zamboanga City crisis Philippines Zamboanga City,Philippines 9 Sep 2013 19 days
August, 2013 Islamabad Hostage Drama Pakistan Islamabad, Pakistan 15 Aug 2013 6 hours
2013 Hialeah shooting United States Hialeah, Florida 26 July 2013 Appr. 3 hours
2013 Alabama bunker hostage crisis United States Midland City, Alabama 29 Jan 2013 6 days
In Amenas hostage crisis Algeria In Amenas, Algeria 16 Jan 2013 6 days
2012 Bain murder-kidnappings United States Whiteville, Tennessee / Alpine, Mississippi, United States 27 Apr 2012 13 days
2011 Hectorville siege Australia Hectorville, South Australia, Australia 29 April 2011 8 hours
2010 Panama City school board shootings United States Panama City, Florida, United States 14 Dec 2010 Unknown
October 2010 Baghdad church attack Iraq Baghdad, Iraq 31 Oct 2010 About 4 hours
2010 Discovery Communications headquarters hostage crisis United States Silver Spring, Maryland, United States 1 Sept 2010 About 5 hours
2010 Manila hostage crisis Philippines Manila, Philippines 23 Aug 2010 10 hours 30 mins
May 2010 attacks on Ahmadi mosques in Lahore Pakistan Lahore, Pakistan 28 May 2010 Some hours
October 2009 Lahore attacks Pakistan Lahore, Pakistan 15 Oct 2009 1 hour 30 mins
2009 Pakistan Army General Headquarters attack Pakistan Rawalpindi,Punjab,Pakistan 10 Oct 2009 1 day
2009 Binghamton shootings United States Binghamton, New York, United States 3 Apr 2009 1 day
2009 Lahore police academy attacks Pakistan Lahore, Pakistan 30 Mar 2009 Some hours
Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) Mutiny Bangladesh Pilkhana,Dhaka,Bangladesh 25 Feb 2009 2 days
November 2008 Mumbai attacks India Mumbai, Maharashtra, India 26 Nov 2008 3 days
Eloá Pimentel hostage crisis Brazil Santo André, São Paulo, Brazil 13 Oct 2008 4 days
Hillary Clinton presidential campaign office hostage crisis United States Rochester, New Hampshire, United States 30 Nov 2007 About 5 hours
South Korean hostage crisis in Afghanistan Afghanistan En route fromKandahar toKabul,Afghanistan 19 Jul 2007 42 days
Siege of Lal Masjid Pakistan Lal Masjid,Islamabad,Pakistan 3 Jul 2007 9 days
Johnson Space Center shooting United States Houston,Texas,United States 20 Apr 2007 About 3 hours
Amish school shooting United States Lancaster County,Pennsylvania,United States 2 Oct 2006 Some hours
Platte Canyon High School shooting United States Bailey,Colorado,United States 27 Sept 2006 About 4 hours
Seattle Jewish Federation shooting United States Seattle,Washington,United States 28 July 2006 Appr. 15 minutes
Chrobog family kidnapping Yemen Yemen 28 Dec 2005 3 days
October 2005 Nalchik attack Russia Nalchik, Russia 13 Oct 2005 Some hours
Ennepetal hostage taking Germany Ennepetal, Germany 12 Apr 2005 About 6 hours
Beslan school hostage crisis Russia Beslan, Russia 1 Sept 2004 3 days
2004 Khobar massacre Saudi Arabia Khobar, Saudi Arabia 29 May 2004 25 hours
Sahara hostage crisis 2003 Algeria Algeria 22 Jan 2003 208 days
Moscow theater hostage crisis Russia Moscow, Russia 23 Oct 2002 2½ days
Akshardham Temple attack India Gujarat, India 24 Sept 2002 2 days
Dos Palmas kidnappings Philippines Palawan, Philippines 27 May 2001 Varied period
Operation Barras Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 10 Oct 2000 17 days
Bus 174 Brazil Rio de Janeiro,Brazil 12 June 2000 Some hours
Operations 304 Malaysia Perak, Malaysia 5 June 2000 3 days
Fiji coup of 2000 Fiji Suva, Fiji 19 May 2000 56 days
2000 Sipadan Kidnapping Crisis Philippines Jolo, Philippines 23 Apr 2000 Varied period
Standoff of Joseph C. Palczynski United States Dundalk, Maryland 17 Mar 2000 4 days
Indian Airlines Flight 814 Nepal Kathmandu, Nepal / India India / United Arab EmiratesDubai,UAE / AfghanistanKandahar,Afghanistan 24 Dec 1999 8 days
Japanese embassy hostage crisis Peru Lima, Peru 17 Dec 1996 126 days
Black Sea hostage crisis Turkey Trabzon, Turkey / Russia Sochi, Russia 16 Jan 1996 4 days
Kizlyar-Pervomayskoye hostage crisis Russia KizlyarandPervomayskoye,Russia 9 Jan 1996 9 days
1995 Urologico San Roman Tragedy Venezuela Caracas, Venezuela 23 Jun 1995 6 Hours
1995 kidnapping of western tourists in Jammu and Kashmir India Pahalgam, India 4 Jul 1995 Unknown
Budyonnovsk hospital hostage crisis RussiaBudyonnovsk,Russia 14 June 1995 5 days
Air France Flight 8969 Algeria Algiers, Algeria / France Marseilles, France 24 Dec 1994 3 days
1994 kidnappings of Western tourists in India India New Delhi, India 20 Oct 1994 12 days
Torp hostage crisis Norway Sandefjord, Norway 28 Aug 1994 2 days
Salt Lake City Public Library hostage incident United States Salt Lake City,Utah,United States 7 Mar 1994 6 hours
1993 Jolimont Centre siege Australia Canberra, Australia 29 Nov 1993 2 hours
1993 Cangai siege Australia Cangai, New South Wales, Australia 30 Mar 1993 26 hours
Supreme Court of Justice hostage crisis Costa Rica San José, Costa Rica 26 Apr 1993 4 days
East Carter High School shooting United States Grayson, Kentucky,United States 18 Jan 1993 16 minutes
Lindhurst High School shooting United States Olivehurst, California, United States 1 May 1992 8 hours
Alta View Hospital hostage incident United States Sandy, Utah, United States 20 Sept 1991 18 hours
1991 Sacramento hostage crisis United States Sacramento, California, United States 4 Apr 1991 About 8 hours
Singapore Airlines Flight 117 Singapore Singapore 26 Mar 1991 1/2 day
Henry’s Pub Hostage Incident United States Berkeley, California,United States 28 Sept 1990 7 hours
1989 Davao hostage crisis Philippines Davao City,Philippines 15 Aug 1989 3 days
Loveland River House Incident United States Loveland, Colorado,United States 3 Jan 1989 2 hours
Gladbeck hostage crisis Germany Gladbeck, Germany/Netherlands / Germany Cologne, Germany 16 Aug 1988 3 days
Ouvéa cave hostage taking France Ouvéa, France 22 Apr 1988 14 days
Cokeville Elementary School hostage crisis United States Cokeville, Wyoming,United States 16 May 1986 2½ hours
Palace of Justice siege Colombia Bogotá, Colombia 6 Nov 1985 2 days
Pudu Prison siege Malaysia Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia 17 Oct 1986 6 days
Achille Lauro cruise ship hijacking Egypt Alexandria, Egypt/Port Said, Egypt 7 Oct 1985 2 days
TWA Flight 847 Greece Athens, Greece / Italy Rome, Italy / LebanonBeirut, Lebanon / AlgeriaAlgiers, Algeria 14 Jun 1985 16 days
Kav 300 affair Israel Tel-Aviv, Israel/Ashqelon, Israel 12 Apr 1984 2 days
Libyan Embassy Siege United Kingdom London, United Kingdom 17 Apr 1984 11 days
Libyan Hostage Situation 1984 Libya Tripoli, Libya 17 Apr 1984 9 months
1984 Sydney bank robbery Australia Sydney, Australia 31 Jan 1984 6 hours
Lebanon hostage crisis Lebanon Beirut, Lebanon 19 Jul 1982 varied period
Iranian Embassy Siege United Kingdom London, United Kingdom 30 Apr 1980 6 days
Dominican embassy siege Colombia Bogotá, Colombia 27 Feb 1980 61 days
Grand Mosque Seizure Saudi Arabia Mecca, Saudi Arabia 2 Nov 1979 14 days
Iran hostage crisis Iran Tehran, Iran 4 Nov 1979 444 days
Mitsubishi Bank Hostage incident Japan Osaka, Japan 26 Jan 1979 2 days
1978 Dutch province hall hostage crisis Netherlands Assen, Netherlands 13 Mar 1978 1 day
Lufthansa Flight 181 (Landshut hijacking) Somalia Mogadishu, Somalia 13 Oct 1977 5 days
Japan Airlines Flight 472 hijacking India Mumbai, India / BangladeshDhaka, Bangladesh / JapanTokyo, Japan 28 Sept 1977 5 days
Train hostage Netherlands 1977 Netherlands De Punt,Netherlands 23 May 1977 20 days
1977 Dutch school hostage crisis NetherlandsBovensmilde,Netherlands 23 May 1977 20 days
1977 Hanafi Muslim Siege United States Washington DC,USA 9 Mar 1977 39 hours
Entebbe Airport hostage crisis Uganda Entebbe Airport,Uganda 27 Jun 1976 8 days
Balcombe Street Siege United Kingdom London, United Kingdom 6 Dec 1975 5 days
Raid on the OPEC headquarters Austria Vienna, Austria / Algeria Algiers, Algeria / Libya Tripoli, Libya 21 Dec 1975 3 days
Occupation of the Indonesian consulate NetherlandsAmsterdam,Netherlands 4 Dec 1975 15 days
Train hijack Netherlands Wijster, Netherlands 2 Dec 1975 12 days
Spaghetti House siege United Kingdom London, United Kingdom 28 Sept 1975 6 days
1975 AIA building hostage crisis Malaysia Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia 5 Aug 1975 5 days
West German embassy siege Sweden Stockholm, Sweden 24 Apr 1975 12 hours
Ma’alot massacre Israel Ma’alot, Israel 15 May 1974 2 days
Laju incident Singapore Singapore 31 Jan 1974 8 days
Norrmalmstorg robbery Sweden Stockholm, Sweden 23 Aug1973 5 days
1973 Khartoum diplomatic assassinations Sudan Khartoum, Sudan 1 Mar 1973 2½ days
Hijacking of Lufthansa Flight 615 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Zagreb, Yugoslavia 29 Oct 1972 15 hours
Munich massacre Germany Munich, Germany 5 Sept 1972 21 hours
Hijacking of Sabena Flight 572 Israel Lod, Israel 8 May 1972 1 day
Hijacking of Lufthansa Flight 649 People's Democratic Republic of Yemen Aden, South Yemen 22 Feb 1972 2 days
Asama-Sansō incident Japan Karuizawa, Japan 19 Feb 1972 9 days
Northwest Orient Flight 305(D.B. Cooper) United States Washington/Oregon, United States 24 Nov 1971 4 hours
October Crisis Canada Quebec, Canada 5 Oct 1970 60 days
Operation Dragon Rouge Democratic Republic of the CongoStanleyville,Democratic Republic of the Congo 24 Nov 1964 .20-30 days
Siege of Sidney Street United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland London, United Kingdom 2 Jan 1911 2 days
Battle of Ballingarry United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Ballingarry,Ireland,United Kingdom 29 July 1848 1 day