The destruction of a federal office building in Oklahoma City in 1995 by a truck loaded with explosives; the blast killed 168 people. Timothy McVeigh, a former U.S. soldier, and two conspirators were convicted of the crime; McVeigh was executed.
Note: Many Americans initially assumed that this act of terrorism was the work of Arabs in retaliation for U.S. support of Israel and were shocked to learn that the perpetrators were Americans. McVeigh and his conspirators had vague ties to the militia movement of the 1990s.
[oh-kluh-hoh-muh] /ˌoʊ kləˈhoʊ mə/ noun 1. a state in the S central U.S. 69,919 sq. mi. (181,090 sq. km). . Capital: . Abbreviation: OK (for use with zip code), Okla. /ˌəʊkləˈhəʊmən/ noun 1. a native or inhabitant of Oklahoma adjective 2. of or relating to Oklahoma or its inhabitants /ˌəʊkləˈhəʊmə/ noun 1. a state in […]
[oh-kuh l-doh-kuh l] /ˈoʊ kəlˈdoʊ kəl/ adjective, adverb, interjection 1. .
[ohk-muhl-gee] /oʊkˈmʌl gi/ noun 1. a city in E Oklahoma.
[oh-kuh-mey] /ˌoʊ kəˈmeɪ/ noun 1. .