Oklahoma City Bombing By DEAN KAYE

The blast killed 168 people, including 19 children. More than 500 people were injured.
Timothy J. McVeigh and Terry L. Nichols were convicted of the attack. Timothy Mcveigh was an anti-government militant. Just over one hour after the bombing, an Oklahoma highway patrolman arrested Timothy James McVeigh for driving without a license plate and carrying a concealed weapon.
The Oklahoma City bombing was a domestic terrorist truck bombing on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Downtown, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States on April 19, 1995. Until September 11, 2001, the Oklahoma City bombing was the worst terrorist attack to take place on U.S. soil.
The bombing prompted heightened security at federal buildings — around the nation, and especially in Washington. One of the government's first responses to the bombing was closing a two-block stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House.
In the months following the attack, there was a new awareness of the militia movement and patriot groups in the United States. The militia movement grew throughout 1996, with more than 850 militia groups in existence at its height in 1997. Other right-wing groups, including those with an antigay, anti-Muslim, or extreme fundamentalist Christian focus, have grown as well.
The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum has 168 stone and glass chairs placed in rows on a lawn, one for each victim

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