To­day in his­tory

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In 1775, the Amer­i­can Revo­lu­tion­ary War be­gan with the bat­tles of Lex­ing­ton and Con­cord.

In 1993, the 51-day siege at the Branch Da­vid­ian com­pound near Waco, Texas, ended as fire de­stroyed the struc­ture af­ter fed­eral agents be­gan smash­ing their way in; about 80 peo­ple, in­clud­ing two dozen chil­dren and sect leader David Koresh, were killed.

In 1994, a Los An­ge­les jury awarded $3.8 mil­lion to beaten mo­torist Rodney King.

In 1995, a truck bomb de­stroyed the Al­fred P. Mur­rah Fed­eral Build­ing in Ok­la­homa City, killing 168 peo­ple.

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