July 10 - 1985 - The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior
The Rainbow Warrior was the flagship of the Greenpeace fleet, which sailed around the world performing various naval acts of environmental protest. In 1985, it found itself in the South Pacific, protesting nuclear testing by various countries at many different atolls. While resting in the Port of Auckland, two small explosives were planted and detonated, sinking the Rainbow Warrior and killing the photographer Fernando Pereira. At that point, the criminal investigation spun out into a bizarre international crisis.