As my birthday (4/20) approaches, I can’t help but remember all the terrible things that have happened around it in the recent past.
April 26, 1986 – Chernobyl nuclear disaster
April 19, 1993 – Waco conflict
April 19, 1995 – Oklahoma City Bombing
April 20, 1999 – Columbine High School Shootings
April 16, 2007 – Virginia Tech Shootings
April 20, 2010 – BP’s Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
There have been many many more incidents than just these, but these are the ones that stuck out as memorable to me.
April 20th also served as the day Hitler was born in 1889, and was one of the dates the United States tested a nuclear bomb in Nevada in 1986 (eerily 6 days prior to the Chernobyl disaster).
So my question is, wtf is wrong with April? Maybe its nothing… I’m sure other parts of the year have their statically active disaster time periods. Still, it’s weird to think about. If April really is predisposed to acts of destruction, it should be incentive for everyone to try and make a positive impact on the world, especially during this month.