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Mid-April Linked With National Tragedy
http://miami.cbslocal.com/ ^ | April 17, 2013 | CBS Miami

Posted on 04/17/2013 3:14:05 AM PDT by Biggirl

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The deadly attacks in Boston Monday left a city and a nation searching for answers. But it has also drawn attention to an odd historical phenomenon that happens around this time of April.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: april; nationaltragedy; sourcetitlenoturl; usa
Does national tragic events confirm the saying that the month of April can "break one's heart?"
1 posted on 04/17/2013 3:14:05 AM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

T.S. Eliot said, “April is the cruelest month,” probably harking back to Chaucer.


2 posted on 04/17/2013 3:30:12 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

That is what I was thinking about, but this being early morning.


3 posted on 04/17/2013 3:38:00 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

April 20th tends to be special too. Hopefully April got it all out of it’s system already.


4 posted on 04/17/2013 3:58:37 AM PDT by RC one (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Biggirl

Lincoln’s death, FDR’s, sinking of Titanic, San Fran quake of 1906, tax day, Hitler’s birthday, Lenin’s...


5 posted on 04/17/2013 4:13:24 AM PDT by HomeAtLast
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To: HomeAtLast

Plus Waco and OK City as well.


6 posted on 04/17/2013 4:17:44 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: RC one

I guess because April is the time when folks begin to go outside more, and with the increasing warmer and longer days.


7 posted on 04/17/2013 4:19:26 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

Whoopie!!!
Now-let’s us all just BLAME THE CALINDAR!

Problem solved. Just jump from March directly to May.


8 posted on 04/17/2013 4:28:33 AM PDT by Flintlock ("The British are coming--to TAKE OUR GUNS"--Paul Revere)
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To: Biggirl

Lot of stuff happens in September also...especially around the 11th...

http://www.aboutfamouspeople.com/article1221.html


9 posted on 04/17/2013 4:38:52 AM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: Adder

Second to April though.


10 posted on 04/17/2013 4:42:19 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

I despise the misuse of the word “tragedy”, which is everywhere now.

Attacks cannot be tragedies. A tragedy is an accident or natural event that has a horrible outcome.

The bombing in Boston was an attack, a horrible event. It is properly described as:

Atrocity
Barbarism
Murder
Evil
Carnage
Bloodbath
Butchery
Massacre
Slaughter

It is not a disaster, a tragedy, an unfortunate event, nor a calamity.

I wish we could could a few journalists that were fluent in English.


11 posted on 04/17/2013 4:52:23 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SampleMan

I would still include “tragedy” as well, for those who were affected directly by the bombing attack which were beyond their control.

For your correction, “tragedy” would also belong to all of the above as well.


12 posted on 04/17/2013 4:56:35 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: SampleMan

This horrible attack came unexpected, so I would include it in the list of words, the word “tragedy”.


13 posted on 04/17/2013 4:59:19 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

Yes.

Still interesting...it might be as some said people moving around more and historically, it was the first good weather for military campaigns and to break winter quarters. Sept would follow with a moderating of summer heat and preparing to go into winter quarters.


14 posted on 04/17/2013 5:04:13 AM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: Flintlock

“Whoopie!!! Now-let’s us all just BLAME THE CALINDAR!
Problem solved. Just jump from March directly to May.”

no...it must be because of global warming. just ban the creation of CO2 and we will all experience a better world.


15 posted on 04/17/2013 5:04:59 AM PDT by IWONDR
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To: RC one
April 20th tends to be special too.

On that day in 1898, President McKinley signed a Congressional resolution calling on Spain to withdraw from Cuba. The war began the next day.

16 posted on 04/17/2013 5:47:23 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Biggirl

Well, I do not concur on the use of the word tragedy to refer to an attack by the very nature of it being intentional. For some it may have been a surprise, but not for all. From the view of an individual personally injured it can be tragic experience, but not so much with the event itself.

I like to make a clear differentiation between horrible events occuring without intent and horrible events occuring with intent. We have so many words that allow us to do just that.


17 posted on 04/17/2013 5:54:58 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SampleMan

I agree and have always agreed with this. To use any other description, to me, is detached from the hard reality. The affect or consequences can be “tragic” or “calamitous” or “devastating” - but the event itself is quite different.

(The second most misused word used by reporters during any story of high emotion is “literally”.)


18 posted on 04/17/2013 5:56:24 AM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: Biggirl

Some good things happened in mid-April as well. On April 19 1775, the American Revolution began. And the Battle of San Jacinto took place on April 21, 1836. Had the Texans not won that fight, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Utah and Nevada would probably be part of Mexico today.


19 posted on 04/17/2013 5:59:39 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: IWONDR
Just jump from March directly to May

Bring on May Day!


20 posted on 04/17/2013 6:07:32 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: HomeAtLast
Lincoln’s death, FDR’s, sinking of Titanic, San Fran quake of 1906, tax day, Hitler’s birthday, Lenin’s... Plus Waco and OK City as well.

battle of pittsburg landing 1862, columbine high school attack, argentina invaded the falklands, beginning of genocide in rwanda, 17th ammendment to Constitution ratified, bay of pigs, apollo 13, gernica bombed....

21 posted on 04/17/2013 7:55:35 AM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government shoud fear us.)
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To: bravo whiskey

The Cubs already out of the pennant race.


22 posted on 04/17/2013 7:57:35 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: HomeAtLast
Lincoln’s death, FDR’s, sinking of Titanic, San Fran quake of 1906, tax day, Hitler’s birthday, Lenin’s... Plus Waco and OK City as well.

battle of pittsburg landing 1862, columbine high school attack, argentina invaded the falklands, beginning of genocide in rwanda, 17th ammendment to Constitution ratified, bay of pigs, apollo 13, gernica bombed....

23 posted on 04/17/2013 8:01:58 AM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government shoud fear us.)
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