The Tulsa Riot of 1921 This is the worst riot in american history. 15,000 African Americans were left homeless, between 300 and 3000 were killed, wounded and/or missing, 1500 homes were burned to the ground and over 600 Black owned businesses in a 35 square block area were bombed in the all Black Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma. It was the first american city to be bombed by airplanes. More people died this day than in any single event since the civil war.
1995: Many feared dead in Oklahoma bombing A huge car bomb has exploded at a government building in Oklahoma City killing at least 80 people including 17 children at a nursery. At least 100 people have been injured and the number of dead is expected to rise. The blast destroyed the facade of the ten-storey Building.There were scenes of chaos as paramedics treated the wounded on the pavement and rescue workers battled to dig out those still trapped in the rubble.