(April 18, 2013) Why do we often witness tragedy and senseless deaths during the second half of April? The list of violent events that occurred during this time period is simply staggering. Here are some of them:
April 19, 1993 Waco Massacre: An FBI assault lead to the burning down of the compound of a sect named Branch Davidians, killing 76 men, women and children.
April 19, 1995 - Oklahoma City bombing 168 people killed.
April 20, 1999 Columbine High School Massacre - 13 people murdered, 21 injured.
April 16, 2007 Virginia Tech Massacre 32 killed; 17 injured.
April 16, 2013 Boston Marathon Explosions 3 killed; 107 injured.
April 18, 2013 Fertilizer plant explosion, Texas 5-15 killed
(Notice that this event occurred almost exactly 20 years after the Waco Massacre, which is in the same area. Also, on April 16, 1947, a ship loaded with ammonium nitrate docked at the Port of Texas City and erupted in flames, causing a massive explosion that killed approximately 576 people).