On this day in 1982…
John Robert Tomlin was born. He would have been 32.
On this day in 1984…
Steven Robert Curnow was born. He would have been 30.
On this day in 1999…
Columbine High School, newly remodeled, reopened. 2,000 students showed up for the “Take Back Columbine” rally before classes began. The American flag that had been held at half-mast since the shooting was raised and school started.
On this day in 1998…
Dylan Klebold wrote his nineteenth journal entry. Read it below.
On this day in 1997…
Brooks Brown’s younger brother, Aaron, walked into the Jefferson County sheriff’s substation and reported Eric Harris’ website to Deputy Michael Burgess. Burgess later wrote that the tipster was an anonymous, “concerned citizen,” but Aaron apparently gave Burgess his address. Within forty-five minutes, Burgess requested that an officer be dispatched to the Browns’ house. Deputy Dennis Huner met with one or both of Aaron’s parents and left the house at 1:40 p.m. with seven web pages, recounting the night missions and Eric’s many rants. Huner gave the pages to Burgess at the station, and Burgess wrote a cover sheet indicating that “Dillon Klebled” was one of Harris’ followers. He then sent it to investigator John Hicks, who filed it away and never looked at it again.
Source: “Columbine: A True Crime Story” by Jeff Kass
Seriously though…when people try to make Eric and Dylan’s friendship into some romantic and deep thing…I mean, they were two teenage boys. I don’t think they thought about the significance of sharing a pair of gloves, they were too busy thinking about killing innocent people and playing video games.
David Thomas, attorney who investigated Columbine. (via sweet-killers)
I think it symbolizes that they……had common sense and didn’t see the need to buy another pair. Wow. Deep.
On this day in 1981…
Rachel Joy Scott was born. She would have been 33.
On this day in 1980…
Isaiah Eamon Shoels was born. He would have been 34.
Adam Lanza was known to have a very dry sense of humor. Every once in a while, on Shocked Beyond Belief, under his username Smiggles, he would make a joke.
Here are some of Smiggles’s funny/joking posts:
"The absence of Modern Talking offends my sensibilities. No girl could resist their luscious hair and cheerful good-looks.
"What has Madonna done to our youth?"
"You might not have centipedes in your house, but I’m sure you have more types of spiders, snakes, and giant ants than I can count, box jellyfish lurking somewhere in the refrigerator, and wombats roaming the halls."
"Guns? I’ve got all the guns I need.
*Flexes 9” biceps*”
"Oh, dear… Is it wrong that I want to go to a hoedown now?"
"Yes. I don’t quote people when I post directly after them, because eye-contact upsets me. :("
"Fine. I’ll just keep my collection of Barbie Girl covers to myself."
"(long response making fun of another’s post)"
"Eric shaved his hair because he was tired of women lustfully tearing it out while he was making love to them, and Dylan had long hair so that his fringe could shield him from the sorrows of the world."