Life Continued Important events: OJ Simpson is found guilty. Federal workers were sent home when there is no Money to Pay Federal Workers during budget deadlock.
Windows 95 is released.
Who Was Involved? Timothy McVeigh was the mastermind who rented the Ryder Truck, purchased the ammonium nitrate and highly explosive fuel and parked the truck, however he was accompanied my Terry Nichols. McVeigh was sentenced to death and executed on June 11, 2001 and Nichols spends life in prison without the chance of parole. McVeigh
Why Do This? McVeigh was part of an American Militia Movement and said he did this to get even with the government following the 1993 Waco Siege and the 1993 Ruby Ridge Incident.
What Happened? On April 19, 1995 at 9:01 a.m. Timothy McVeigh pulled a 20 foot Ryder Truck containing 5,000 pounds of ammonium nitrate and highly explosive racing fuel up in front of the Murrah Federal building… at 9:02 a.m. the bomb went off killing 168 people 19 of which were children. Only one thing survived in the direct vicinity and that was an American Elm Tree. April 19, 1995 9:03 A.M. April 19, 1995 9:01 A.M. April 19, 1995 9:02 A.M.
Political Cartoon This cartoon represents the feeling that Timothy McVeigh was not the ideal looking terrorist and that no one thought anything about the Ryder Truck being parked on the street in front of the Murrah Federal Building.
Video Remembering 15 Years Later CHILDREN WHO SURVIVED
QUIZ TIME. Who was the man who helped McVeigh carry out this plot? What would your reaction be if you were old enough to understand what happened in 1995? Do you feel it was right of McVeigh to do this just because he was mad at the government?
Song Clip REMEMBRANCE The song Lightning Crashes is perfect for this event because like the song portrays America lost its innocence of being immune to home-grown domestic terror. Oklahoma City Bombing was the worst act of terrorism prior to 9/11.
Web Page Click on hyperlink and on the left side of the webpage click on history, this sector contains a lot of good information. Oklahoma City Bombing National Memorial Site