Tuesday, April 26, 2016

April 15... A Date Which Also Lives in Infamy.

As far as infamous dates go, December 7 and September 11 are at the top of the list. However I would like to offer up a lesser-known gem of a bad day, April 15. Why do I care about April 15? It's my birthday, that's why... So when you are strolling about town on the next April 15 that comes around you might want to put yourself on high alert.

To recap the dark history of April 15:

  • Beloved President Abraham Lincoln died after being shot at Ford’s Theater by John Wilkes Booth in 1865.
  • The RMS Titanic sank in the North Atlantic taking over 1,500 souls with it to the bottom of the ocean in 1912. 
  • Tax Day in the United States.
  • Boston Marathon Bombing in 2013. 
  • Palm Sunday Massacre in New York in 1984.
  • McDonald’s became a corporation in 1955. 
  • The MV Sewol sank in South Korea (aka “South Korean Ferry Disaster”) taking nearly 300 lives, most of them young students in 2014. 
  • The Hillsborough Disaster was a human crush that caused the deaths of 96 people and injured 766 others at a soccer match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest in 1989. 

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