For many of us, April 15th is a day to buckle down and finish up our tax forms (should we have not finished them yet). Many Americans consider Tax Day to be a stressful and confusing day of the year, and approach it with a degree of trepidation.
After all, filling out tax forms can be confusing, and many people fear the looming specter of punishment from the IRS if they should make mistakes. The combination of paying money to the government and fearing financial backlash for mistakes makes this a time that few have a lot of love for.
As such, it might interest you to know that April 15th is a day that has eerily been one of bad fortune. For example, Abraham Lincoln was shot on April 14th, 1865, and would go on to die on April 15th.
On April 15, 1912, the Titanic sank into the ocean after hours of being crippled by running into an iceberg. On that exact same date, Fenway Park opened in Boston, where many believe that the negative aura of the Titanic contributed to the infamous Red Sox Curse.
Even in modern times, April 15th has been a dire day. On April 15th, 1989, the Hillsborough soccer disaster happened. Following a match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest, a human crush occurred in the stands. 96 people were killed and over 766 were injured in some way, making it one of the worst tragedies in soccer history.
April 15th is definitely an interesting day. If nothing else, remember that your situation can always be worse! Stay safe, and let us know if you need tax help!