Friday, April 20, 2012

Something you should consider on 4/20

Did you know the term '420' was started by a group of students at California's San Rafael High School in the late '70s, this according to a flyer passed out at a Grateful Dead concert. "It started as the police code for Marijuana Smoking in Progress. After local heads (Grateful Dead followers) heard of the police call, they started using the expression '420' when referring to the herb 'Let's go 420, dude,'" reads the flyer. Although police don't use that code around 1990, High Times magazine published the term and since then 4/20 has grown into a day to celebrate pot. So if you`re out celebrating 4/20 here are some other things associated with this date: Between April 19 and April 20, three large attacks, all within six years, have happened in the U.S. and left numerous people dead. Oh, and one dictator`s birthday.

Waco (April 19, 1993)
Oklahoma City bombing (April 19, 1995)
Columbine (April 20, 1999)
Korean Airlines flight 902 disaster (April 20, 1978)
Deep Water Horizon oil well spill (April 20-July 15, 2010)
Hitler`s birthday (April 20, 1889)


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