Weird History

Photos From The Aftermath Of The Oklahoma City Bombing

On April 19, 1995, domestic terrorist Timothy McVeigh drove a truck filled with ammonium nitrate fertilizer mixed with liquid nitromethane - a bomb on wheels - into the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, OK. The blast killed 168 people and injured more than 680 others, and shook the entire nation. Photos from the Oklahoma City bombing show just how devastating the bomb was - it caused more than $652 million in damage.

The Oklahoma City bombing became known as the first modern domestic terrorism event in the United States. It made people question the anti-government sentiment and its influence on American citizens. It also changed the way the country responded to and prepared for terrorism events. The resilience and strength of the first responders and people of Oklahoma was incredible, and the pictures from the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing show that. Its perpetrators - Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols - were quickly arrested and charged. To everyone's horror, they were US Military members. McVeigh was sentenced to death and killed via lethal injection in 1997.