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7 Bad News Headlines From the Last Time We Had Friday the 13th in October

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Here’s a look at seven bad news headlines from the last time we had Friday the 13th in October.

It’s been a long time. The last time we had Friday the 13th in October was 2006 and I thought it would be interesting to see if anything bad happened on that particular day. After all, the superstitious among us would certainly be expecting bad things on Friday the 13th.

Of course, as you know, bad things happen all the time. It doesn’t matter if it’s Friday the 13th or Tuesday the 6th. If you’re like me, you have no clue what happened 11 years ago on Friday the 13th. So, let’s take a look back.

Here are seven bad news headlines from October 13, 2006 – the last time we had Friday the 13th in October.

 


 

A tugboat was pushing two barges off the Lousiana coast when they hit a natural gas pipeline causing a huge explosion. One survivor was severely burned.

 

 

A chopper was making a landing approach in Afghanistan when a soldier fell from the helicopter. He died of his injuries at a military hospital.

 

 

The trade deficit reached $69.9 billion, with almost one-third of that being credited to China. As of August 2017, the deficit was down to $42.3 billion. By the way, 25 years ago the trade deficit was under $1 billion.

 

 

More than 1300 bodies were collected in Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and a year later, not only were 65 bodies still unclaimed, 33 remained unidentified.

 

 

A little league baseball coach was sentenced to one to six years in prison for offering to pay an 8 year-old $25 to bean his autistic teammate so that he couldn’t play. The boy threw a ball and hit his teammate in the groin, and a second ball that hit him in the ear.

 

 

A total of 21 people died after taking cough syrup laced with brake fluid. Police were investigating a government factory in Panama.

 

 

In Pasadena, California, a father had just dropped his one-year-old child off in a prearranged custody exchange when he was stabbed in the parking lot. It was not known where the killing was related to the child exchange, or if he was the random victim of a violent crime.

 

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