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History is certainly littered with atrocities across all months, yet for some reason recent history, particularly American history points to April as a month that holds many tragedies. This is fresh in our minds with the Boston Marathon Bombings having just occurred, but it is also notable for being the month in which our greatest president was assassinated, as well as our foremost civil rights leader. It is also the birth month of the man who many consider to personify evil. Below is a brief timeline of the unfortunate events that have occurred in our fourth month.


April 15, 1865 - Abraham Lincoln assassinated

April 20, 1889 - Adolf Hitler

April 4, 1968 - Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated

April 19, 1993 - David Koresh and the raid on Branch Davidian compound ends

April 19, 1995 - Oklahoma City Bombing

April 20, 1999 - Columbine High School Shooting

April 16, 2007 - Virginia Tech Shooting

April 15, 2013 - Boston Marathon Bombing

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