April Historically the most unlucky Month!?


Luck, believe in it or not. It would seem that on occasion fate, the heavens
or kismet aligns to make someone’s day either amazing or truly horrifying. In this video we will look at the latter. The burning of Notre Dame Cathedral was seen
around the world, many watched in horror as the iconic building went up in flames. Now that a little time has passed since the
tragedy, the conspiracies have begun to grow. From mysterious figures seen lurking around
on the roof top before the fire began, to the prediction of the event by Nostradamus
and even the (card game) Illuminati. Others point to the cartoon the Simpsons,
once again accurately pointing out future events. But what if they are all wrong what if the
date was to blame? As April comes to an end was it a more eventful
month? Was the 15th of April one of the unluckiest
days of the year? Let’s take a look. Welcome to if …………………………………………………………. So why is the 15th of April so bad, why are
there claims that this day is far unluckier than any other? Well here is a list of events which have occurred
on this date. See what you think. First up happened on April 15, 1912, the Titanic
went down off the Newfoundland coast as the band famously played on. More than 1,500 people lost their lives in
the world’s most infamous maritime tragedy. 1865 President Abraham Lincoln died after
having been shot the night before by John Wilkes Booth. 2013, three people were killed and 183 injured
in the Boston Marathon bombing, an event which leads into many associated conspiracies that
we don’t have time to look at today. On April 14, 1989, demonstrations began in
Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. These began after the death of a popular pro-reform
leader, Hu Yaobang. The protests culminated in the Chinese People’s
Liberation Army violently clearing the square, killing many peaceful protestors. These events are all terrible but do they
show that the 15th of April is a particularly bad day or is there a day that has seen more
historical horrors? Sticking with April, the 20th is also regard
as being a particularly bad. The strange and eerie day, marks a number
of tragic and diabolical events. However, nowadays the date is perhaps more
commonly associated with cannabis and has be named “Weed Day”. Many people celebrate the date around the
world either smoking or consuming marijuana on 4/20. So why this date, what are the origins of
weed day, one theory is that “420” was a secret code used by high schoolers at San
Rafael High School back in the 1970s. Known as “the Waldos,” the group of friends
would meet at 4:20and partake in some weed. The date is now linked to marijuana and has
spread around the world, but April 20 was a weird day before it became intertwined with
marijuana. 4 20 was Adolf Hitler’s birthday; the Nazi
leader was born on April 20, 1889 and oddly enough his death came at the end of war on
April the 15th! Then there was The BP oil spill, which happened
on the 20th in 2010, the catastrophic disaster saw 11 people losing their lives. One of the most barbaric acts to occur in
recent history occurred on this date. The Columbine massacre took place on April
20, 1999, the terrifying shootings saw 12 students, one teacher and both of the teen
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Another mass shooting took place in 1914, on April 20. A strike by Colorado coal miners turned deadly
when the local militiamen killed many men, women and children, opening fire on the strikers
with Gatling guns. Of course, if one looks hard enough he or
she can find scores of negative (and positive) events for any given date. With that being said, some still look at the
month of April in its entirety as being collectively the cruelest of months. The days between April 14th and 20th are actually
a period of time which contains many a tragic anniversary. The 14th April 1865 saw the assassination
of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln by actor John Wilkes Booth. Then we have the Two Black Hawk helicopters
which were shot down over Iraq, 26 dying on April 14, 1994. The Virginia Tech shooting left 32 dead and
tool place on April 16, 2007 and the British invaded America on April 18, 1775. It would seem April is a month that has seen
many unfortunate historical happenings but what about the most well-known unlucky date,
Friday the 13th. Friggatriskaidekaphobics, those that fear
the date would say it is the worst date. This date, is strongly associated with bad
luck and superstition by many. The phobia of the 13th is called Friggatriskaidekaphobia
“Frigg” was a Norse goddess who originally gave her name to the word which evolved into
“Friday,” and “triskaidekaphobia” is the word for the fear of the number 13. Some of the strangest, and most notorious
events that have occurred on Friday the 13th throughout history follow. Let’s begin with a daredevil’s death leap. Sam Patch, an early daredevil made his name
by jumping off a cliff near Niagara Falls on Oct. 17, 1829. Patch, made the jump again on a Friday the
13th. 10,000 people gathered to watch Patch leap
from Genesee Falls and to his death. January. 13, 1939, a bushfire tore through Australia’s
Victoria province, killing 36 people in one day. This disaster became known as The “Black Friday”
fires. During World War II, a bombing campaign on
Britain by Germany took place. These bombing runs were known as ‘the Blitz’,
one of the most destructive of these bombings occurred on a Friday the 13th. On September. 13, 1940. Five bombs struck Buckingham Palace, Three
people were injured, one fatally. On Friday, June 13, 1952, the Cold War turned
hot when the Soviet Union shot down a Swedish military transport plane. Eight people were on board the plane, which
the Swedish government insisted was merely on a training flight. Later admitting it was a spy plane and that
the world narrowly escaped a third world war. Friday, Sept. 13, 1996, was a tragic day for
the music world, when rapper Tupac Shakur died from gunshot wounds in a Las Vegas hospital. Shakur had been shot on Sept. 7 and died from
those injuries on Friday the 13th. This is when we find a twist to the story. It turns out that we all have a tendency of
zeroing in on negative experiences. We then find a pattern that is not really
there, associating dates or times with the terrible events and keeping them in our memories. Clifford Nass, a professor of communication
at Stanford University said “This is a general tendency for everyone,
some people do have a more positive outlook, but almost everyone remembers negative things
more strongly and in more detail. The brain handles positive and negative information
in different hemispheres.” He went on to say;
“Negative emotions generally involve more thinking, and the information is processed
more thoroughly than positive ones, thus, we tend to ruminate more about unpleasant
events — and use stronger words to describe them -than happy ones.” Concluding his thoughts he said;
“Bad emotions, bad parents and bad feedback have more impact than good ones. Bad impressions and bad stereotypes are quicker
to form and more resistant to disconfirmation than good ones. Losing money, being abandoned by friends and
receiving criticism will have a greater impact than winning money, making friends or receiving
praise.” This is a good reminder that we all need to
engage in more acts of kindness and balance out the negative memories will all tend to
hold on to. If we worried more about the feelings of others,
rather than what the date is maybe the world would be a little happier on the 13th, 14th
and 15th and every day before and after. So please remember this before being too harsh
in comments below

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

  1. April is a hated month because everybody is jealous of people born in April… Boom boom pow these chicks are jocking our style

  2. Great video and I love your ending statements. 👍 I love the month of April, not only is it the month Easter is in, it is also the month you start seeing more signs of Spring! New life! Flowers! My late Daddy was born on April 7th as were my twin brothers. And then my sweet hubby was born on April 28th! So yes I tend to think of April in a positive light! Don't want to dwell on any negative ☺️💙🐣🐤🐥🏵️🌹🌻

  3. Well I had never pegged April as an unlucky month. And I am not superstitious, but it was Friday 13th when I had my stroke… A fact I didn't realise until I was in ICU..

  4. i cant wait til my PC is working again and i can show you some good noise reduction techniques for your vocal recordings. another wonderful episode, my friend.

  5. One of my aunties born on April 1st.. My grandpa birthday was on April 17 and he died when he was old on April 18.. Tax season ending is on April..
    But I think all months could have good or bad luck..
    Thanks for the awesome content..💖

  6. I'm fairly sure that if you pick any day and date of the year there would be a few tragedies that occurred in that time. That said great video. Keep the history and mysteries coming.

  7. Never really thought of April as an unlucky month but after hearing your examples, I may have to think otherwise. Personally I think that any day or month can be labeled as bad luck. It all depends on who you ask. Great video though. You put out some of the most thought provoking content.

  8. My little brother was born on the 15 April and my son is on the 14. I was born on Friday 13th on a separate month. But I’m a lucky bugger so go figure. Head up champ, try and remain positive.

  9. Dude. I haven't recieved notifications for your last 3 uploads and I was just curious how long it's been since you last uploaded and checked just now. YouTube might be restricting your notifications to subscribers even with the bell clicked…

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