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US Oklahoma City Bombing Fast Facts

07:05  08 april  2021
07:05  08 april  2021 Source:   cnn.com

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The Oklahoma City bombing was a domestic terrorist truck bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City , Oklahoma , United States, on Wednesday, April 19, 1995.

The Oklahoma City bombing was a highly suspicious event in April 1995. Initially it was blamed on Muslims, then on a pair of US "lone nuts". Many researchers consider it a false flag attack carried out by the cabal for a range of purposes including discrediting the militia movement and destroying ongoing

Here is some background information about the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995.

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Facts

The blast killed 168 people, including 19 children, and injured several hundred more.

Timothy J. McVeigh and Terry L. Nichols were convicted of the attack.

The federal building was later razed and a park and memorial were built on the site.

The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum has 168 stone and glass chairs placed in rows on a lawn, one for each victim.

Both McVeigh and Nichols were former US Army soldiers and were associated with the extreme right-wing and militant Patriot movement.

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Oklahoma City bombing , terrorist attack in Oklahoma City , Oklahoma , U.S., on April 19, 1995, in which a massive homemade bomb concealed in a rental truck exploded, heavily damaging the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. A total of 168 people were killed, including 19 children, and more than 500 were injured. Timothy McVeigh being escorted from the Noble County Courthouse in Perry, Oklahoma , after being charged for his involvement in the Oklahoma City bombing . David Longstreath/AP Images.

Rubin: [The Oklahoma City Bombing ] really gave [Clinton] a chance to show to the American people that he was a leader who cared about a whole host of matters. A terrible tragedy, but for him, politically, as was written at the time, a very important moment. William Galston Deputy assistant for domestic policy. Galston: The President was back on his heels in early 1995. Things hit bottom right before the bombing of the Federal building in Oklahoma City and sort of rebounded. He found a voice and very cleverly linked that episode with hostility of government run amuck. I think he began to turn the corner

The Patriot movement rejects the legitimacy of the federal government and law enforcement.

April 19 marked two anniversaries. Patriots' Day is the anniversary of the American rebellion against British authority at Lexington, Massachusetts, in 1775. It is also the date that federal agents raided the compound of a religious sect in Waco, Texas, after a 51-day standoff in 1993. At least 75 members of the Branch Davidian sect died in a fire that began during the raid.

McVeigh claimed he targeted the building in Oklahoma City to avenge the raid on Waco.

Timeline

April 19, 1995 - At 9:02 a.m. CT, a rental truck filled with explosives is detonated outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.

April 19, 1995 - Near Perry, Oklahoma, Army veteran McVeigh is arrested during a traffic stop for driving a vehicle without a license plate.

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The Oklahoma City Bombing was sparked by Timothy McVeigh, an American militia movement compatriot. The building exploded when an explosive-filled truck–parked in front of the building—was detonated. Within 90 minutes of the Oklahoma City Bombing , Timothy McVeigh was stopped by a state trooper for driving without a license plate; Mcveigh was subsequently charged with unlawfully carrying a weapon.

On the morning of April 19, 1995, the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City was bombed . By official figures, 168 people died. Until the September 11th attacks in 2001, this was the deadliest terrorist incident in the United States.

April 21, 1995 - McVeigh's alleged co-conspirator Nichols turns himself in.

May 23, 1995 - The remaining parts of the Murrah federal building are imploded.

August 11, 1995 - McVeigh and Nichols are indicted on murder and conspiracy charges.

April 24, 1997 - McVeigh's trial begins in Denver.

June 2, 1997 - McVeigh is convicted on 11 counts of murder, conspiracy and using a weapon of mass destruction. He is later sentenced to death.

November 2, 1997 - Nichols' trial begins in McAlester, Oklahoma.

December 23, 1997 - Nichols is convicted on federal charges of conspiracy and eight counts of involuntary manslaughter. He is later sentenced to life in prison. He is serving his sentence at USP Florence ADMAX federal prison, nicknamed "Supermax," in Florence, Colorado.

June 11, 2001 - McVeigh is executed by lethal injection. He is the first person executed for a federal crime in the United States since 1963.

May 26, 2004 - Nichols is found guilty in Oklahoma state court on 161 counts of murder. The jury spends five hours deliberating before announcing the verdict.

August 9, 2004 - District Judge Steven Taylor sentences Nichols to 161 consecutive life terms, without the possibility of parole.

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