Saturday, September 11, 2004Holes Where Things Should Be, But Aren't
I have a theory that this date has a theme: it's the day of missing things. Everything below represents an absence, a bit of negative space in life.
On this day in history:
1857 - Mormon settlers and Paiutes massacre 120 pioneers at Mountain Meadows, Utah
1921 - Fatty Arbuckle arrested for rape
1943 - World War II: start of the liquidation of the Ghettos in Minsk and Lida by the Nazis
1973 - Chilean president Salvador Allende murdered during a coup
1978 - Janet Parker, medical photographer and the final victim of smallpox (contracted in a lab accident), dies
1981 - Dylan Klebold, one of the Columbine High School massacre gunmen, is born
1998 - Independent counsel Kenneth Starr sends a report to the US Congress accusing President Bill Clinton of 11 possible impeachable offenses.
2003 - Swedish foreign minister Anna Lindh dies after being fatally wounded on September 10.
2003 - John Ritter, actor, dies
My father was born in Texarkana, Texas in
Somebody I love very much lost someone they loved, someone who was far too young to be gone so suddenly.
And, of course, there's something missing from this list.