April 19

April 19 is a busy day in US history. I get a sneaky suspicion that there will be an addition to this list for 2021. I hope that this suspicion is unfounded.

1995 Oklahoma City Bombing

1993 The Waco siege ended when the FBI burned the compound to the ground

1989- A gun turret of the USS Iowa explodes. I was nearby on another ship. Had friends on the crew. The Navy tried to make one of the dead sailors into a patsy.

1985 – Two hundred ATF and FBI agents lay siege to the compound of the white supremacist survivalist group The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord in Arkansas; the CSA surrenders two days later.

1865 Abraham Lincoln’s funeral is held

1861 First Union soldier killed by rioters in Baltimore while quelling pro-secession riot

1775 Battle of Lexington and Concord