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Oklahoma City Bombing

Saturday, Apr 30 2016 by kjfitz
The Oklahoma City bombing was a domestic terrorist bomb attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. Carried out by Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, the bombing destroyed one-third of the building, killed 168 people, and injured more than 680 others. The blast caused an estimated $652 million worth of damage.

This Week's Birthdays - Week of April 18

Saturday, Apr 30 2016 by kjfitz
April 18, 1772 - Archibald Arnott, a British Army surgeon who was best known as Napoleon's last physician at St. Helena.

Archibald Arnott - Napoleon's last physician
April 19, 1953 - Sara Simeoni, an Italian former high jumper, who won a gold medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics and twice set a world record in the women's high jump.

Sara Simeoni


April 20, 1823 - Jesse Lee Reno, a United States Army officer who served in the Mexican–American War, the Utah War, the western frontier, and as a Union General during the American Civil War.

General Jesse Lee Reno
April 21, 1947 - Iggy Pop, an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor.

Iggy Pop's House
April 22, 1924 - George "Harmonica" Smith, (born Allen George Smith) was an American electric blues harmonica player.

George "Hamonica" Smith
April 23, 1791 - James Buchanan, Jr. , the 15th President of the United States (1857–1861) and an ancestor of kjfitz according to family lore.

President James Buchanan mural
April 24, 1942 - Barbra Joan Streisand, an American singer, actress, writer, film producer, and director.

Barbra Streisand's House