Things happen every day, but this day in history seems to be particularly interesting.


The protests started on April 15, 1989, and were forcibly suppressed on June 4 when the People’s Republic of China sent the military to occupy central parts of Beijing. In what became known as the Tiananmen Square Massacre. The People’s Liberation Army responded to the peaceful occupation by sending in infantry and tanks, which fired on the demonstrators and those trying to block the military’s advance into Tiananmen Square. Estimates of the death toll vary from several hundred to several thousand, with thousands more wounded.

The official Chinese account reported no deaths.


On April 15, 1916, the British Royal Flying Corps, No. 30 Squadron dropped thirteen tons of supplies to the starving Anglo-Indian Army at Kut, about 100 miles south of Baghdad. One hundred years later, American forces were fighting the ISIS Caliphate in Kut…


On April 15, 1912, the Titanic made its dive for the bottom of the Atlantic.

As a historical aside, my grandmother, then a girl, with her family immigrating to the US from Switzerland, arrived at Ellis Island at the same time as the survivors of Titanic did.


President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on April 15, 1865. It’s interesting to speculate how the reconstruction of the South might have been different had he lived.


Film actor Joe E. Brown autographs a 1,000-pound bomb, ‘“To Tojo from Joe,’ and says, “There, boys, is the address with U.S. forces somewhere in New Guinea on April 15, 1943. Now go and deliver it.” He is with the crew of the heavy B-24 bomber which is named, ”Yanks from Hell.”” (AP Photo)


April 15, 2020 marks the one-year anniversary of the Notre Dame fire. People around the world watched in shocked as the nearly one-thousand-year-old cathedral burned for hours.


  1. april 19th and on into early may seem to be some sort of nexis for spurring men into action from inaction. figure it’ll continue to be an interesting year. uprisings in the air, as jackboot thugs push the little guys too far. one thing the thugs need to consider, a crapload of people are buying a crapload of ammo and beans and rice et al.

    • Imagine what it would have been like if Hillary had become President. What would the reaction have been? Would the military have mutinied? Patriots surrounding the White House?

      • What would have happened? Same as with SARS and MERS and the latest Swine Flu.

        Absolutely nothing at all.

        Funny how only the President was reacting to Corona-Wuhan until after the impeachment attempt failed bigly.

        Then, and only then, did you see people start running around like their hair was on fire.

      • I think we would all be dead or trying to survive in a nuclear wasteland. she was intent on pushing putin past his limits to further their pillaging in Ukraine and block his pipeline to Europe while the Saudis built their pipeline. the military was still led then by Obama generals/admirals. the troops may have deserted and went home. if she had of done a 180 the day after the election and made nice with putin then yeah, there would be a confederate flag over the whitehouse by now due to her stupid domestic policies.

  2. Some are getting pretty accurate I spelling out the multiplicity of agendas that are pending.

  3. I have a copy of Joe Brown’s book ‘Your Kids and Mine’. His dedication to the troops in WWII makes Bob Hope look like a piker (which Mr. Hope was not).

  4. Do you remember the photo of Michelle watching the burning cathedral from a boat on the Seine? She’s drinking champagne and the flames reflect in her/his sunglasses.

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