Is April really the cruelest month? Here are a few facts of events that occured in the dreaded month:
• On April 14-15, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln, 56, was assasinated.
• On April 20, 1889, Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler was born.
• On April 12, 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 63, died.
• On April 4, 1968, Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 39, was assassinated.
And more recently:
• On April 19, 1995, a truck filled with explosives detonated outside the Alfred Murrah Federal Building in Downtown Oklahoma City, killing 168 people, including 19 children.
• On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, both senior students, went on a shooting spree in Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., killing 12 of their classmates and one teacher. They later committed suicide.
• On April 16, 2007, Cho Seung-Hui, an English major at Virginia Tech, embarked on a rampage and killed 27 students and 5 professors before committing suicide.
Mother Nature tends to play jokes on us in April, too. We went from 90 degree weather at the beginning of the month to bitter cold and a good soaking rain as the month progresses. Reminds me of a Lewis Black comedy bit. “No matter where you go, one day it’s 90, then it’s 30, then it’s 80 then it’s 20, and my balls can’t take it.”
Today, in light of Arizona’s boneheadedness of handling illegal immigration, many other states are boycotting anything having to do with the Arizona name. Like Arizona Ice Tea for example…which is made in New York.