On This Day…

Oklahoma City Bombing

April 19, 1995

The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, is bombed, killing 168, injuring more than 680 others, and causing $652 million worth of damage. It was the largest domestic terrorist attack in the United States up to that date. The attack was perpetrated by Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols. McVeigh claimed that the bombing was revenge against the government for the sieges at Waco, Texas and Ruby Ridge. McVeigh was executed and Nichols was sentenced to life in prison with possibility of parole.