THOSE DATES SEEM AWFULLY FAMILIAR
APRIL FOOLS MONTH?
Uh, haven't we seen these same numbers before somewhere?
They're not just inside jobs - they also sound like inside jokes.
By Ed Gauthier
Dates And Nuts Farmer
You'd think they'd have been a lot more original. Hey, conspiracy theorists - think both the WTC bombing and the Japan nuke meltdown happening on the 11th was a big deal?
Then just check out the April Connection, baby!
April 4, 1841: President William Henry Harrison dies of "pneumonia."
April 4, 1866: Attempted assassination of Alexander II of Russia.
April 4, 1949: N.A.T.O. created in New York.
April 4, 1967: Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers his "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence" speech in New York.
April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated.
April 4, 1973: The World Trade Center is officially dedicated in New York.
April 4, 1975: Microsoft founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen.
April 4, 1991: Penn. Senator John Heinz is killed in a plane hit by a helicopter.
April 19, 1943: Warsaw Ghetto Uprising began.
April 19, 1961: Bay Of Pigs debacle.
April 19, 1993: Day of WACO siege conclusion - 81 killed.
April 19, 1993: South Dakota governor George Mickelson and seven others are killed when a state-owned aircraft crashes in Iowa.
April 19, 1995: Day of Oklahoma city bombing - 168 killed. (That same day, convicted murderer Richard Wayne Snell, who had ties to one of the bombers - Timothy McVeigh - is executed in Arkansas on a different charge.)
April 19, 2005: Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is elected the 265th Pope of the Catholic Church.
April 19, 2011: Fidel Castro resigns from the Communist Party of Cuba's central committee after 45 years.
April 20, 1889: Day of Adolph Hitler's birth.
April 20, 1985: The ATF raids The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord compound in northern Arkansas.
April 20, 1999: Columbine High School massacre in Jefferson County, Colorado: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold - 13 killed before the two commit suicide.
April 20, 2007: Johnson Space Center Shooting: Man with a handgun barricades himself in NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas before killing a hostage and himself.
April 20, 2010: Day of BP oil rig explosion - 11 killed.