Sunday, December 20, 2009

Things Forgotten

    I may have a short memory, but what the heck is everyone else’s excuses?

    There are a million events that have happen in the world, but society is so quick to forget them. Why is that? I don’t mean that you should live your life everyday in fear, or live in the past all the time, BUT to at least recognize what has happened and be thankful for what you have. I know that if one of these major events, had personally affected your life in some way, then there’s a greater chance that you would have not forgotten it.

    I don’t understand why, it takes the anniversary on the news of a prev. disaster for ppl to remember, how it affected all of our lives at that time. I honestly think that the average person takes for granted what they have.

    So, here it is a list of some of those events that happened; that I think should be remembered.
    I know that some of these events, have changed me as a person.

    1980 -U.S. Heat Wave, death toll 1,700 lives and because of the massive drought, agricultural damage reached $20billion.

    July 17, 1981- Hyatt Regency hotel walkway collapse, death toll 114 people and injuring more than 200

    1988 -Pan Am Flight 103, death toll 243 passengers and 16 crew members

    1993- The Waco Siege, death toll 86

    1995 -Chicago heat wave ,death toll 600 heat-related deaths

    April 19, 1995 - Oklahoma City bombing, death toll 168 people and injuring more than 680

    July 17, 1996 -TWA Flight 800, death toll 230 people

    April 20, 1999- Columbine High School massacre, killing 12 students, one teacher, and injuring 21 others

    September 11, 2001- Multiple Plane crashes due to Terrorist attack, death toll 2,985

    Feb 1, 2003 –Space shuttle explodes-crew of 7 died

    Feb 20, 2003- The Station nightclub fire, death toll 100 people, and 230 people were injured

    2005- Hurricane Katrina, death toll 1,300 and still counting

    April 16, 2007- Virginia Tech massacre, death toll 32 people

    August 2007-Crandall Canyon Mine collapse, six miners were trapped by the collapse, and 3 rescue workers died

    August 7, 2007- I-35W Mississippi River bridge collapse, killing 13 people and injuring 145.

    October 23, 2007- California Wild Fires, 1,500 homes were destroyed,over 500,000 acres of land burned, Nine people died as a direct result of the fires; 85 others were injured, including at least 61 firefighters.

    Feb 8, 2008 -Super Tuesday tornado outbreak, Eighty-seven tornadoes occurred over the course of the outbreak, 57people were killed across four states and 18 counties, with hundreds of others injured

    September 12, 2008- Chatsworth train collision, death toll 25

    Jan 15, 2009- American plane crashed in Hudson river, 155 people on board

    Feb 2, 2009 -Colgan Flight 3407, crashed into a house in the northeast Buffalo, total of 50 people were killed

    April 24, 2009- Swine Flue hits and kills many ppl

    June 11, 2009- Declared Swine Flu an epidemic

    November 5, 2009- Fort Hood shooting, killing 13 people and wounding 30 others

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