Infamy? Pearl Harbor type of infamy?
• April 19, 1995: McVeigh bombs the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people. McVeigh later said the bombing was meant as retaliation for the siege in Waco and was executed in 2001. Co-conspirator Terry Nichols is serving multiple life terms in prison, while friend Michael Fortier served just over 10 years for not alerting authorities to the plot.
• April 20, 1999: Two students at Colorado's Columbine High School — Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold — fatally shoot 12 students and a teacher and wound more than 20 others before killing themselves. The attack had been planned for April 19, but Harris and Klebold pushed it back because they wanted to gather more ammunition, said Dave Cullen, a journalist and author of the best-selling book "Columbine."
• April 20, 2010: BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico explodes, killing 11 workers and eventually releasing more than 4 million barrels of crude oil, one of the worst spills in history.
• April 20, 1889: German dictator Adolf Hitler is born in Austria. To this day, his birth is marked with sadness by most and celebrated by some others. He committed suicide April 30, 1945, in the waning months of World War II.
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