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April and violence in America

Published On: Apr 16 2013 02:49:01 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 14 2014 10:02:03 AM CDT

Each April, Americans pause to remember several violent tragedies that have happened on U.S. soil. In light of the shootings at two Jewish facilities outside Kansas City on Sunday, look back at the other attacks that have occurred around the same time.

Columbine High School
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On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 12 students and a teacher at Columbine High School before turning their guns on themselves. Another 23 students were wounded. It is believed the timing of the Columbine attack was supposed to coincide with the Oklahoma City bombing anniversary, or possibly Adolf Hilter’s birthday, which was April 20.

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