National Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day

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National Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day in USA in 2023
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Dates of National Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day
2023 USA Wednesday, April 19thNational Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day
2022 USA Tuesday, April 19thNational Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day
2021 USA Monday, April 19thNational Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day
2020 USA Sunday, April 19thNational Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day
2019 USA Friday, April 19thNational Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day
Summary
The bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995, killed 168 people and is the worst act of homegrown terrorism in the nation’s history.

On the morning of April 19th 1995, an ex-Army soldier and security guard named Timothy McVeigh parked a rented Ryder truck in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City.

Inside the vehicle was a powerful bomb made out of a deadly cocktail of agricultural fertilizer, diesel fuel, and other chemicals. McVeigh got out, locked the door, and headed towards his getaway car. He ignited one timed fuse, then another.

At precisely 9:02 AM, the bomb exploded.

Within moments a third of the building had been reduced to rubble, with many floors flattened. Dozens of cars were incinerated and more than 300 nearby buildings were damaged or destroyed.

The human toll was devastating: 168 dead, including 19 children, with several hundred more injured.

It was the worst act of homegrown terrorism in the nation’s history.

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