Today is a Friday-the-Thirteenth, a source of superstition — especially in the United States — for which no consensus exists as to the source.
On this day in 1988 Hurricane Gilbert came ashore on the Yucatan as a CAT 5. It was at the time the strongest hurricane recorded in the Western Hemisphere. It has since been superseded.
On this day in 1987 the theft of a radioactive device from an abandoned hospital in Goiânia, Brazil contaminated at least 249 people.
On this day in 2008 the explosion of five bombs in Delhi, India markets killed 21 and injured 110, during a year featuring at least forty-one additional bombings and the November Mumbai urban-swarm attack.
What’s on your mind related to homeland security?