Another gloomy American anniversary

On this day in 1995, Timothy McVeigh, with the past help of Terry Nichols and Michael and Lori Fortier, destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City with a truck bomb. Known as the Oklahoma City Bombing, the explosion killed 168 and injured another 680 persons. The bombing is considered a terrorist act. It was intended to be a response to the Waco Siege of 1993 and the Ruby Ridge assault of 1992. The US government executed McVeigh in Indiana in 2001.

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