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Today in History: Oklahoma City Bombing, April 19, 1995

Blog Post created by Joy Rodowicz Employee on Apr 19, 2017

Oklahoma City Bombing - April 19, 1995

The bombed remains of automobiles with the bombed Federal Building in the background.

 

Twenty-two years ago, on April 19, 1995, the Oklahoma City Bombing occurred. On that day, 168 individuals were killed when a Ryder rental truck loaded with explosives detonated in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. The blast destroyed or damaged 324 other buildings within a 16-block radius, shattered glass in 258 nearby buildings, and destroyed or burned 86 cars, causing an estimated $652 million worth of damages. Local, state, federal and worldwide agencies engaged in extensive rescue efforts in the wake of the bombing.

 

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