Timeline from 6th Century to 2001
Timeline from 6th Century to 2001 illustrating historical events
that employed bioterrorism. Selected events start with "Assyrians and Solon poison wells" and ends with "CDC confirms 16 anthrax cases."
6th Century - Assyrians and Solon poison wells
184 B.C. - Hannibal hurls serpents
1346 - Tartars hurl plague victims
15th Century - Pizarro gives Indians "gift" blankets
1767 - Amherst delivers smallpox via blankets and handkerchiefs
1797 - Napoleon delivers swamp fever
1860-1865 - Confederate soldiers poison ponds
1914-17 - Germans spread cholera & plague?
1925 - Geneva protocol bans biological weapons
1940 - Japanese drop plague in Ninpo
2001 - CDC confirms 16 anthrax cases