This Day in History

Former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro, after being kidnapped by the Red Brigades—a far-left terrorist group—was found dead on May 9, 1978. Moro’s abduction and subsequent murder shocked Italy and the world, exposing the extreme political tensions in Italy during the “Years of Lead.” His death not only had a profound impact on Italian politics and society but also highlighted the dangerous influence of political extremism in Europe during a particularly tumultuous period.