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SuperstitionFriday, the 13th: the 13 worst disasters of all time, which happened on this date

Does Friday, the 13th, really bring bad luck? Yes and no. Anyway, these 13 disasters all happened on Friday the 13th.

These 13 disasters really happened on Friday the 13th.
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Friday the 13th - that's all superstition ?! We also thought until we learned that these 13 known disasters all happened on the infamous date. From the time of descent to the murder, there is nothing that would not have happened on Friday the 13th .

A good reason for us, the next time the calendar sheet shows us 'Friday' and a '13' at the same time, we prefer to stay in bed and make ourselves comfortable.

The 13 worst disasters ever on Friday the 13th

1. Murder of Tupac Shakur

On Friday, September 13, 1996, rapper Tupac Shakur was shot dead . His body was burned and the ashes of his gang, the Outlawz, smoked in a joint.

2. Bombing of Buckingham Palace

On September 13, 1940, the Nazis bombarded Buckingham Palace. At the same time the chapel of the palace was badly damaged. King George VI. and his wife Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (Queen Mum) came away unscathed.

3. Plane crash in the Andes

On October 13, 1972, a plane crashed with 45 inmates in the Andes. About a quarter of the inmates died in the crash, others later died as a result of their injuries and the cold. Only 72 days later could the surviving 16 inmates be recovered. In their misery, they had consumed the flesh of those who had already died.

4. stock market crash

In 1989, the second worst stock market crash of all time occurred, when it became known shortly before the close of stock that British Airways took over United Airlines and that wholesale prices in America rose by 0.9 percent. As a result, the Dow Jones for industrials suddenly slumped 6.9 percent and fell by 190.58 points.

5th Friday the 13th virus

The computer virus 'Friday the 13th virus' was discovered in Jerusalem in the late 1980s. If the date jumped to Friday, the 13th, the file deleted files from the computer.

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The Costa Concordia sank on a Friday, the 13th
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6. Swedish plane disappears

On June 13, 1952 disappeared a Swedish military aircraft and its crew of 8 men. In 1992, the Soviet Union announced that it had shot down the plane.

7. Birth of the audience effect

On March 13, 1964, the bar owner Kitty Genovese was raped and stabbed. Although Kitty screamed loudly and was heard by the neighbors, none of them called the police. Asked why no one helped, some of the neighbors said they thought the screams were a fight, and a neighbor said he was "tired." The murder aroused investigations into inactivity in crimes, and was later named 'spectator effect' or 'genovese syndrome'.

8th century storm in East Pakistan

In 1970, a cyclone raged over East Pakistan at more than 185 kilometers per hour. When the storm broke up on the evening of November 13, 1970, 200 small islands disappeared and a coastal strip was flooded. The storm killed 300, 000 people.

9. End of the Temple Order

On October 13, 1307, King Philip IV had the members of the Temple Order arrested. Later they were tortured and executed. Perhaps the end of the Order of the Temple is the reason for the superstition on Friday the 13th.

10th Berlin stock market crash

On May 13, 1927, the Berlin Stock Exchange collapsed. The stock index fell by as much as 31 percent and entire assets dissolved. The crash is considered the harbinger of the economic crisis, which followed only a little later.

11th birth of the founder of the Ku Klux Klan

The Ku Klux Klan is a racist and violent secret society in the United States. Founder Nathan Bedford Forrest, also known as the 'Grand Wizard', was born on Friday, July 13, 1821.

12. volcanic eruption

On Friday, November 13, 1985, the Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupted in Colombia. This triggered a huge mud and scree avalanche, which spills the place Armero. The natural disaster killed around 25, 000 people .

13th sinking of the Costa Concordia

On Friday, January 13, 2012, the cruise ship ' Costa Concordia ' ran on a rock in front of the Mediterranean island of Giglio and tilted to the side. In the accident 32 people died. Captain Francesco Schettino fled the accident and was later sentenced to 16 years in prison.