Saturday, September 11, 2004
Holes 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

More personally...

My father was born in Texarkana, Texas in 1952 1953.

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.

7:46 AM ::
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