Sunday, April 17, 2011

Tidbits from the Past

Some events of the past that took place during the week of April 17-23.

18 Paul Revere makes his famous ride from Charlestown to Lexington, Ma., shouting "the Red Coats are coming" as the American Revolutionary War begins. (1775)
18 The Great San Fransisco earthquake hits, killing 700 people. (1906)
19 The Revolutionary War begins. (1775)
19 After a 51 day siege in Waco, Texas, the Branch Dividian compound goes up in flames, killing the cult members (1993)
19 Timothy McVeigh bombs the Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people,and injuring hundreds more. (1995)
20 Two teenage boys go on a shooting rampage in Columbine High school in Littleton, Colorado. One teacher and 12 students are killed. (1999)

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