Thursday, April 20, 2006

Tragic April

Today in history in 1999, the deadliest school shooting in US history occured at Columbine High School in Littleton, CO. 13 people were killed and 23 were wounded.

Do you remember where you were?

I came home from school and turned on the TV and the news was on every channel. It was senior year. It was a Tuesday. I remember it well.

Come to think of it, April is a pretty tragic month:

Pope John Paul II's death happened on the 2nd.
MLK Jr. was assassinated on April 4th.
Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on April 14th.
The Titanic sank the 14-15th.
The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 happened on the 18th.
LA rioted after the Rodney King verdict on the 19th in '92 and in '93 on that day the Branch Davidian siege in Waco, TX came to its bloody end. Then, on the same day in '95 there was a bombing in Oklahoma City at the Alfred P Murrah Federal Building.
Shakespeare died on April 23rd.
Oh, and Chernobyl's nuclear "accident" took place on the 26th.

Although, I suppose the most tragic of all the things that happened in April was probably the birth of my sister on the 22nd. Haha! Wooo! Zing!

That was an excellent build-up and punchline.

I'm awesome. I should probably link her to this, eh?

End Blog.

This was done with much love. Really.

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