While it is not yet known if the Boston bombing has any connection to any past attacks or the date of April 15th, the month of April has had a history of mass violence in the last 20 or so years.
Monday's explosions are now the fourth attempt for mass murder that has taken place in April.
The Oklahoma City bombings took place on April 19th, 1995. Four years later were the shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado on April 20th. April 16th, 2007 was the date of the Virginia Tech shootings.
While this all could be a simple coincidence, many believe that the Boston bombings could have been meant to commemorate all or one of these attacks, most likely the Oklahoma City bombings.
For some reason, violent lunatics seem to be drawn to the period of mid-late April as an appropriate time to execute their plans.
We know that April 15th, the day of the explosions, is also Patriot's Day, a day in which Maine and Massachusetts residents have been known to reenact the first battles of the Revolutionary War. It's easy to imagine the idea of a terrorist purposely choosing to wreak havoc on innocent Americans on a date supposed to celebrate the glory and triumph of this country.
We also know that April 20th is Adolf Hitler's birthday. This man is a hero to terrorists and skinheads all over the world, so choosing the day or week of his birth to bring terror to Americans could be seen as a tribute to Hitler's dream of destroying the United States.
Regardless if the date has any significance to the motivation behind any of these attacks, it cannot be denied that mid-late April has officially become associated with acts of violence.
As scary as this sounds, the next time something like this happens again at this time of the year, we now have the ability to choose whether or not to be surprised.
Sean Levinson | Elite.