Ok, Let's recap.
On April 19th...
1775: A shot is fired and the American Revolution begins at the Lexington Common. It was the "shot heard round the world."
[It's sad that I did not know that. Someone had to remind me that this is why we have Patriot’s Day. I always thought Patriot's Day was just another convenient Massachusetts holiday like “Evacuation Day” which "just happens" to fall on March 17th/St. Patrick’s Day. I assumed someone made up Patriot's Day so people could run or attend the Boston Marathon. ]
1861: The first blood of the American Civil War is shed. Four soldiers and 12 rioters were killed.
1989: A giant asteroid passes within 500,000 miles of Earth.
1993: Waco. Branch Davidian compound implodes after 51-day seige. 86 dead.
1995: The Oklahoma City Bombing, 168 dead
1999: Columbine, 13 dead. (April 20)
I've known him for 10 years but it is still staggering to me that James, a good soul, a healing man in every way, shares his birthday with all this negative energy. But he turns 39 today and the best birthday present you can give him is a piece of your own crappy history. Go to This Day in History and let him know of any shitstorms that were swirling about the day you were born.
My birthday Nov 29: George Harrison dies, 2001.