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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.

April tragedies - Battle of Lexington
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Coincidentally, April 19, the day of the Branch Davidian fire, is also the date the first shots of the Revolutionary War were fired in 1775 during the Battles of Lexington and Concord. Robert Blaskiewicz, a Georgia Institute of Technology professor who has studied conspiracy theories, told CNN in 2011 that the anniversary of the siege in Waco falling on the date of two battles that started a war against foreign oppression holds a special significance for those who see the U.S. government as an oppressor.

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