April 19 marked the 16th anniversary of the bombing of Oklahoma City, one of the most devastating terrorist attack on American soil. Oklahoma City bombing was a bombing at Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City April 19, 1995.
Hundreds gathered Tuesday morning at the Memorial and Museum to honor the 168 people who died during the bombing. Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, with survivors and family members of victims read the names of 168 victims.
The Oklahoma City bombing claimed 168 people, including 19 children under 6 years old, and wounded more than 680 people. The blast destroyed or damaged 324 buildings within the block of sixteen, destroyed or burned 86 cars and shattered glass in 258 nearby buildings. The bomb is believed to have caused at least U.S. $ 652 million dollars in damage.