They've been attacked by terrorists more times than John McClane. Tourists from all over the country and the world were in the city at the time, as they would be on any given day. Tourists like the English couple Jason and Jenny Cairns-Lawrencewhose relaxing vacation was interrupted by the worst terrorist attack in history, experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime horror.
Click to playTap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Get daily news updates directly to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email It is a date that strikes fear into the superstitious - one many avoid for booking a wedding or holding a party.
Around 49 million Brits are said to fearful of Friday 13th, bound by the belief that bad things will and do happen on this date.
Tupac died on a Friday 13th in and on this date during the Blitz Buckingham Palace was bombed. Kitty Genovese was also murdered on this unlucky day as no one called for help, in a phenomenon that became known as the Bystander Effect.
But where did it come from? We look at how the fear of Friday 13th began, and the unlucky events taking place on this date that has led to millions of people throughout the world fearing it.
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Friday the 13th Image: Getty There are a number of theories about the origins of Friday 13th and its association with all things unlucky. One theory is that the superstition stems from early Christianity, as Jesus Christ was crucified on a Friday and Judas Iscariot was the 13th guest at the Last Supper.
While another is that the date associated with such bad fortune began later with King Philip IV of France commanding hundreds of Templar Knights be arrested on the date inand then be tortured and burned alive.
In Norse mythology, Frigga, the free-spirited goddess of love and fertility, was labelled a witch and banished when tribes converted to Christianity. Legend has it that every Friday, the malicious goddess assembled the devil and eleven other witches 13 in total and plotted evil deeds for the coming week.
For centuries in Scandinavia, Friday was therefore known as the "Witches' Sabbath.
Another story from Norse mythology also tells the tale of when a dinner party was once ruined by Loki, whose appearance plunged the world into darkness and led to the death of a God called Balder. Loki was the 13th guest at the gathering.
Hulton Archive Loki is said to have caused the death of a God Image: Hulton Archive Read More Friday 13th facts: In the Code of Hammurabi, an early law code, the laws are numbered and skip from 12 to Possibly the Babylonians considered 13 to be unlucky because of the Song of Ishtar, an ancient Babylonian epic poem.
The thirteenth line contains the name of the Goddess of the Dead. The number 13 has always been seen as a bit of an oddity while 12 has been seen as a number denoting 'completeness.
There are also 12 months in a year and the equivalent number of signs in the Zodiac, as well as 12 Apostles of Jesus.
And, you apparently need 13 witches to form a coven. And Friday has also been a day some associate with bad luck. For example in Wales there was a belief that Friday was an unlucky day, with miners refusing to start new work at the end of the week.
It is also possible that the association in part with the day and a bad run of fortune can be linked to Thomas W. Lawson's novel Friday, the Thirteenth, released in Fear of Friday 13th has continued as more unlucky events have happened on this date, both in history and modern times.
This has seen some hotels refuse to have a room 13 and others, like the Carlton Hotel in London, refuse to have a floor 13 entirely. Some planes also do not have a row Read More Disasters and unlucky events have happened Video Loading Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now The Costa Concordia disaster, which saw 32 people drowned when it sank off the coast of Tuscany took place in January when the ship struck a rock.
Out of 45 passengers, 29 died from impact injuries, frostbite, starvation and an avalanche, with the remaining 16 forced to preserve the dead passengers in the snow and eat their flesh.Log in or register for free to add matches to My Scores and then use the iOS app to receive score notifications direct to your phone during a game.
Home Calendar Friday the 13th: 13 Facts About the Unluckiest Day in the Calendar Friday the 13th: 13 Facts About the Unluckiest Day in the Calendar Friday the 13th is considered to be the unluckiest day in the Gregorian calendar.
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Never Ending Footsteps is the travel blog by Lauren Juliff, author of How Not to Travel the World. It chronicles her life as a traveler, writer, and walking disaster. Hi, My name is Luci. If you have opened this forum, you probably want to know about the most unlucky day of my life.
Well, I would be glad to tell you. It all started when I woke up on a rainy day, and found my dog sleeping on the right side of me.
I petted him and for some reason he growled and bit me REALLY, REALLY HARD. So hard, it drew blood.