the cruelest month

just a few things to happen in the month of April in the past 100 years or so.....

1889 - Adolf Hitler, leader of Nazi Germany is born

1912 - The British passenger liner RMS Titanic hits an iceberg in the North Atlantic, and sinks the following morning (April 15th) with the loss of 1,503 lives.

1962 - Stuart Sutcliffe, English musician (The Beatles) (b. 1940)

1968 - Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated by James Earl Ray at a motel in Memphis, Tennessee.

1990 - Ryan White, American AIDS activist (b. 1971)

1994 - Kurt Cobain, American musician (Nirvana) (b. 1967

1995 - Oklahoma City bombing: The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, is bombed, killing 168. That same day convicted murderer Richard Wayne Snell, who had ties to bombing suspect Timothy McVeigh, was executed in Arkansas.

1998 - Linda McCartney, American-born wife of Paul McCartney (b. 1941)

1999 - Columbine High School massacre: Two gunmen kill 13 people and injure 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School located in Jefferson County, Colorado.

2000 - In a predawn raid, federal agents seize six-year-old Elián González from his relatives' home in Miami, Florida.

2003 - David Bloom, American reporter dies while reporting from Iraq

2005 - Pope John Paul II dies

2007 - Virginia Tech massacre: the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, in which a gunman shoots 32 people to death and injures 23 others before committing suicide.

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