The Month Of April: Wars, Deaths, And Now Pandemic!

Here we are in the month of April, which historically, has been a very tragic month in so many ways!

April was the month that the American Revolution began in 1775.

April was the month that Civil War began and ended, in 1861 and 1865.

April was the month that the Spanish American War began in 1898.

April was the month that American engagement in World War I began in 1917.

April was the month of the death of Abraham Lincoln in 1865, Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1945, Martin Luther King, Jr, in 1968, and Richard Nixon in 1994.

Other tragic events in April included the San Francisco Earthquake in 1906, the Armenian Genocide by Turkey in 1915, the Rwanda Genocide in 1994, and the Oklahoma City Bombing in 1995.

And now, the CoronaVirus Pandemic, the worst since the Spanish Flu of 1918, will lead to the death of an horrific number of people in America and around the world.

Estimates are that when the Pandemic is overcome in the future, at least a low figure of 100,00 to 240,000 American will have died. But the high figure is 2 to 2.5 million Americans, more than all our wars in American history!

3 comments on “The Month Of April: Wars, Deaths, And Now Pandemic!

  1. D April 1, 2020 10:42 pm

    Hello, Ronald and participating commenters here at “The Progressive Professor”!

    An update from me:

    I was not posting for a month or so because of a lot of things going on—and, most obviously, No. 1 is the coronavirus.

    (I am, frankly, distracted by a number of things, and I anticipate a continuation of infrequently posting comments.)

    I am sorry this—this COVID–19—even exists.

    How our leaders are handling this—well, and it is painful, we are really at their mercy.

    Coming from me personally: My father lives with me. He is 87. He will turn 88 in May. So, I am watching out for him. He is, for now, fine. (So am I.) He is, generally, in really good shape. He does much better than a lot of people his age. So, it’s more favorable than otherwise.

    I give my regards, here, to everyone—and, of course, please good take care of yourselves (and those near and dear to you).

  2. Princess Leia April 1, 2020 10:47 pm

    Good to hear from you, D. Stay safe.

  3. Ronald April 2, 2020 6:02 am

    We are all so happy to hear from you, D!

    We have missed your commentary and viewpoints!

    Take good care of your beloved Dad and yourself, and let us hope for the best for all of us who engage in this blog!

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