April and violence in America

POSTED: 12:49 PM PDT Apr 16, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Apr 13, 2016 

With Thursday and Friday marking the 151st anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, look back at the other violence that has occurred in April in America.

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On April 16, 2007, student Seung-Hui Cho gunned down 32 students and professors and wounded another 17 at Virginia Tech. Cho staged two different attacks on different parts of the campus about two hours apart. He then killed himself. The date of the Virginia Tech shootings falling so near other anniversaries of violent events appears to be a coincidence.


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