...1531, Pope Clement VII gave the Portuguese their very own inquisition, so they could keep up with the Spanish Joneses next door.
...1862, General U.S. Grant decided to stop black marketeering in the areas under his command by issuing General Order No. 11, banishing Teh Jooos from Kentucky and the parts of Tennessee and Mississippi that were currently being shot up by bluecoats.
...1970, government troops opened fire into a crowd of workers in Gdynia, Poland, triggering rioting across the country.
...1973 cowardly Palestinian terrorists shot up Leonardo da Vinci airport in Rome.
...1983 cowardly Irish terrorists bomb Harrod's department store in London.