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Terrorists have been known to time their attacks to coincide with a specific anniversary of a particular historical event or the birthday of someone special to them. Sometimes the date can even be the anniversary of a past terrorist or terrorist-related event. One example is October 16, the annual “Worldwide Action Against McDonald's,” started in 1984 to coincide with United Nations' World Food Day; activists target the McDonald's as a protest against animal cruelty, exploitation of workers, the global domination of corporations. However, by far the most infamous of these terror anniversaries is April 19.

April 19, 1993, ended the 51-day siege at David Koresh's Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, where Koresh and 75 followers, including 21 children, perished in a fire. Known as the Mount Carmel Center, the compound was occupied by members of an apocalyptic religious cult led by Koresh. Rumored to ...

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