April is a disastrous month

Most people who know me know I have an April theory.  Maybe it is because I was born in April, maybe it is because I was born on Hitler’s birthday, or maybe it is because it is true. I believe it because every year leading up to my birthday the cable channels start with the specials – the Civil War, Titanic, Oklahoma City, etc.  Here are some people and events you may have heard of just to give you an idea (most of them are not good):

 MLK Assassinated (4th)

Civil War began with the firing on Ft. Sumter (12th 1861)

Civil War ended with the surrender at Appomattox (9th 1865)

Lincoln Assassinated (14th 1865) John Wilkes Boothe killed on the 26th

Titanic sank (15th 1912)

Midnight Ride of Paul Revere (18th 1775)

Revolutionary War began with battles of Lexington and Concord (19th 1775)

Spanish-American War began (19th 1898)

US declared war on Germany (6th 1917)

Apollo 13 (11th to 17th 1970)

Booker T. Washington born (5th 1856)

FDR died (12th 1945)

Thomas Jefferson born (13th 1743)

Adolf Hitler born and died (20th 1889, 30th 1945)

William Shakespeare born and died (23rd 1564, 23rd 1616)

Chernobyl (26th 1996)

George Washington sworn in as first President (30th 1789)

Edward R. Murrow born and died (25th 1908, 27th 1965)

Louisiana Purchase (30th 1803)

Ulysses S. Grant born (27th 1822)

Hubble Telescope launched (24th 1990)

Oklahoma Land Rush (22nd 1889)

Raphael born (6th 1483)

Buddha born (celebrated on the 8th 563 B.C.)

Civil Rights Act of 1968 was signed into law (11th)

Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space (12th 1961)

San Francisco Earthquake (18th 1906)

Branch Davidian compound burned to the ground Waco, Texas (19th 1993)

Oklahoma City Bombing (19th 1995)

Columbine school shooting occurred in Littleton, Colorado (20th 1999)

Vladimir Lenin born (22nd 1870)

Mutiny on the Bounty led (28th 1789)

Los Angeles Riots erupted (29th 1992)

Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig explosion in the Gulf (20th 2010)

I could continue, but I decided this was enough to illustrate my point, especially since the month only has 30 days and I have 34 on the list so far.  I skipped all the people (including a few presidents) and events that you probably have not heard of or don’t attach historical significance to, just to keep the list short.  Here is a link so you can compare your birth month to mine. http://www.historyplace.com/specials/calendar/index.html

I have already done this, of course, but good luck to you.  If you want to bet when a disaster will occur (whether it be man made or an Act of God) I would recommend you put your money on April.


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