Oklahoma City begins the mid 1990s with a collective decision to invest in itself, but then a terrorist strikes the heartland.
• Voters in 1993 approve the Metropolitan Area Projects sales tax, promoted by Mayor Ron Norick as key to ending a decade of economic doldrums.
• Oklahoma City resident and former Yankees pitcher Allie Reynolds dies at age 77 the day after Christmas in 1994. He was 7-2 in nine World Series starts.
• A terrorist destroys the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995, killing 168 people.
• In 1996, a national television audience joins in Oklahoma City’s remembrance of the Murrah Building bombing.
• In 1997, President Clinton signs legislation creating the Oklahoma City National Memorial as a unit of the National Park System.
Source: City of Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City is marking its 125th anniversary with 125 facts about the city’s history.