What is it about mid-April?

What is it about the middle of April that makes it a time of terror, accidents, and hardship?

Surely there can’t be another 6-day stretch of the year with as much tragic history in the US.

April 19, 1775 – American Revolutionary War begins – 25,000 Americans died in the war

April 15, 1865 – Abraham Lincoln is killed

April 18, 1880 – Missouri Tornado – 99 dead

April 18, 1906 – San Francisco earthquake – 3,000 dead

April 15, 1912 – The Titanic sinks – more than 1,500 dead

April 20, 1914 – Ludlow Massacre in Colorado – 19 dead

April 15, 1927 – Great Mississippi Flood – 246 dead

April 16, 1947 – Fertilizer explosion, Texas City – almost 600 dead

April 18, 1983 – US Embassy in Lebanon bombed – 63 dead

April 19, 1989 – USS Iowa explosion – 47 sailors dead

April 19, 1993 – Branch Davidian siege – 81 dead

April 19, 1995 – Oklahoma City Bombing – 168 dead

April 20, 1999 – Columbine High School massacre – 12 dead

April 16, 2007 – Virginia Tech Shooting – 32 dead

April 20, 2010 – BP Oil Spill – 11 dead and wildlife devestated

April 15, 2013 – Boston Marathon Bombing – 3 dead

April 17, 2013 – West, Texas Explosion – unknown dead

April 17, 2013 – Failure of background check gun law by Congress – unknown dead

So sad.

One Reply to “What is it about mid-April?”

  1. Very interesting indeed…maybe it’s the weather change?

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