Is This Year of The Snake Going to be a Bad One?

They say that the year of the snake is good for people who have been working hard or persisting towards a goal but bad for those who have had it too easy for too long. Let’s look at some important events that occurred in past Year of the Snakes as follows:

February 13, 2011 – A 6.6 magnitude earthquake hits El Salvador, killing at least 400
September 11, 2001 – The 9/11 Attacks
October 2, 2001 – Swissair seeks for bankruptcy protection and grounds its entire fleet
November 10, 2001 – Heavy rains and mudslides in Algeria kill more than 900.
November 12, 2001 – In New York City, American Airlines Flight 587, headed to the Dominican Republic, crashes in Queens minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 260 on board.
December 2, 2011 – Enron files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection (the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history at that time)
January 17, 2012 – The eruption of Mount Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of the Congo displaces an estimated 400,000 people
June 4, 1989 – The Tiananmen Square massacre takes place in Beijing
1989 – The start of the collapse of the junk bond crisis, the Fall of The Iron Curtain and the collapse of the Berlin Wall
October 17, 1989 – California Earthquake in San Francisco-Oakland
March 4, 1977 – Bucharest Earthquake kills 1,500
March 27, 1977 – A collision between KLM and Pan Am Boeing 747s at Tenerife, Canary Islands, kills 583 people (the deadliest accident in aviation history).
May 25, 1977 – Star Wars opens in cinemas and later becomes the historic highest grossing film for that time
1977 – First Personal Computers Tandy TRS-80 and Commodore PET are released as well as Atari 2600 video game unit
August 16, 1977 – Elvis Presley dies in his home in Graceland at age 42
March 7, 1965 – Bloody Sunday: Some 200 Alabama State Troopers clash with 525 civil rights demonstrators in Selma, Alabama. Numerous other civil rights race riots that year.
March 8, 1965 – America’s involvement in Vietnam War begins
May 29, 1965 – A mining accident in Dhanbad, India kills 274.
June 1, 1965 A coal mine explosion in Fukuoka, Japan kills 237.
September 9, 1965 – Hurricane Betsy roars ashore near New Orleans, Louisiana with winds of 145 mph (233 km/h), causing 76 deaths and $1.42 billion in damage.
April 13, 1953 – Ian Fleming publishes his first James Bond novel, Casino Royale in the United Kingdom.
June 30, 1953 – The first Chevrolet Corvette is built at Flint, Michigan.
August 12, 1953 – A magnitude 7.2 earthquake totally devastates most of the Ionian Sea islands in Greece’s worst natural disaster in centuries
December, 1953 – Hugh Hefner publishes the first issue of Playboy
1941 – Heavy WWII battles including attack on Pearl Harbour by Japanese
December 25, 1941 – WWII: The Battle of Hong Kong ends after 17 days with surrender of the British Crown colony to the Japanese.
September 3, 1929 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) peaks at 381.17, a height it would not reach again until November 1954.
October 24–October 29, 1929– Wall Street Crash of 1929 which lead to the Great Depression as wel as the rise of Hitler’s Nazis

Although there are a few positive things that occurred in the most recent previous year of the snakes, they are way outnumbered by negative events. Is this a sign of things to come as this 2013 year of the snake transpires?


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