This day has people around the world worried that something unlucky will happen. It’s actually the worst day economically because people are too scared to go out and do things. o I have serched the web long and hard and found 13 things, that happened on Friday The Thirteenth throughout history.
- The Black Friday Bush Fires
One particular disaster is remembered in Australia as Black Friday. Over a dozen towns were destroyed and 71 people died from an uncontrollable bush fire in Victoria on Friday, January 13, 1939. The day is memorialized as Black Friday to honor those who died. It is considered the worst bush fire in Australia’s history. Over 4 million acres of land in Victoria was burnt.
- Witnesses To The Crime
The murder of Susan “Kitty” Genovese has gone down as one of the most shocking crimes in history, the crime occurred on march 13th, 1964. Genovese, was attacked by Winston Moseley, 29, in the middle of a road that was surrounded by apartment buildings with windows overlooking the area. No one called the police or intervened. Interviewed after the fact, the neighbors came up with a lot of excuses as to why they didn’t call the police or try to stop the attacker.
These included “I was tired,” “I didn’t want to get involved,” and, “We thought it was a lover’s quarrel.” The police said that based on the timeline of Genovese’s attack (she escaped from him twice, but he returned to stab her twice), there was a chance for her to have been saved.
- Tupac Shkur Died
It was September 7, 1996 that a white Cadillac pulled up alongside Tupac’s car and opened fire into. He died later in hospital on September 13, 1996.
- William Peter Blatty
The Legendary horror movie writer, who wrote The Exorcist, passed away at the of 89.
- The Lightning Strike
On August 13th, 2010 a 13-year-old boy in England was struck by lightning at 1:13. The teen didn’t suffer from any serious injuries, leaving many spooked by the incident. it was especially rare because the lightning stunk, like I said at 1:13 but in military time it’s 13:13…freaky!
- Ironic Death
On Friday 13th, 1976, a man was killed when the roof of his apartment caved in. Daz Pearson had decided to take the day off work as he had a bad feeling something was going to happen to him.
- Plane Crashes
There are an alarmingly large number of plane crashes that have occurred on Friday 13th. One of the spookiest cases occurred in October 1972, when an aircraft carrying a South American college rugby team crashed into the Andes. The 16 survivors were forced to eat the bodies of the dead victims in order to keep themselves alive until they were rescued – and the story was made into 1993 flick Alive.
- Another Plane Crash
In another twist, on the same day as the Andes crash, a flight from Paris crashed near Moscow killing all 164 passengers and ten crew members. The cause of the crash still remains unknown to this day.
- The Bhola Cyclone
A Cyclone struck Bangledash and India on Friday 13 November 1970. Tragically, the natural disaster claimed the lives of up to 500,000 people
- The Sinking Ship
On January 13, 2012, cruiseline Costa Concordia hit a rock off the coast of Italy. Tragically, 32 of the passengers and crew died.
- Knights Templars
On Friday October 13, 1307 the French rounded up thousands of Knights Templars and tortured them as heretic. Some wonder whether this was the beginning of the whole Friday The 13th myth
- The Stunt Man
November 13th, 1829, Ten thousand people gathered to watch Sam Patch jump into New York’s Genesee River from atop the Genesee Falls. Only weeks earlier, he’d leaped off Niagara Falls and into the Niagara River and survived. He wasn’t as lucky this time.
- Snow Day
Nearly half a million people lost power when Buffalo, New York, and the surrounding suburbs were buried under 22 to 24 inches of snow. Western New York is used to a lot of snow, but 24 inches? In October?!