death 9 Bad Things That Happened on Good Friday

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List of bad things that happened on Good Friday. The word "good" should be replaced by "tragic" when it comes to this religious holiday. Though it is not the merriest holiday for Christians (or Jesus for that matter), nothing could prepare one for the horrific events that have overlapped with this holy day. As part of Easter Weekend, many of the incidents sadly involve people going to church to worship, celebrating the very holiday on which they died.
 
Though many of the bad things to happen on Good Friday are recent, or at least from the 21st century, this is not just a recent trend. In fact, the Great New Orleans Fire of 1788 involved the entire city essentially being engulfed in flames and destroyed on Good Friday.

These events also don't just happen in America - it's an international trend. These stories range from murders in Jamaica, to freak accidents in Nigeria, to Pan Am flights in Puerto Rico. Brace yourself for the events on this list and be very careful come Good Friday!

Murders in Tulsa


Murders in Tulsa is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 9 Bad Things That Happened on Good Friday
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On Good Friday 2012, Jake England and Alvin Watts gunned down random black victims in Tulsa, killing three.

Airplane Crash in Puerto Rico


Airplane Crash in Puerto Rico is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 9 Bad Things That Happened on Good Friday
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On Good Friday 1952, Pan Am Flight 526A from Puerto Rico to New York ditched and sank in San Juan seas, killing 52 passengers.

Wal-Mart Shooting in Texas


Wal-Mart Shooting in Texas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 9 Bad Things That Happened on Good Friday
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On Good Friday 2012, an Austin, Texas police officer was shot dead by a drunk man with a semi-automatic pistol at a Wal-Mart.

Deadly Earthquake in Alaska


Deadly Earthquake in Alaska is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 9 Bad Things That Happened on Good Friday
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The Good Friday Earthquake in 1964 was the most powerful recorded earthquake in the history of North America, with a magnitude of 9.2. It caused buildings to collapse and multiple tsunamis, with a death toll of 139 people.

Fire in New Orleans


Fire in New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 9 Bad Things That Happened on Good Friday
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The Great New Orleans Fire of 1788 was neither great nor good. The Good Friday fire destroyed 856 out of the 1,100 structures that existed in the entire city.

Gunmen in the Caribbean


Gunmen in the Caribbean is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 9 Bad Things That Happened on Good Friday
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Good Friday 2010 was a bad day for people in Jamaica. Gunmen in St. Catherine shot five people and killed four. Meanwhile, not far away in Waterford, an elderly woman was shot.

8 Dead in Nigeria


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On Good Friday 2012, a rainstorm in the Kwara State capital caused a pillar at a campsite to collapse, falling on eight churchgoers, including two children.

Car Crash in Pittsburgh


Car Crash in Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 9 Bad Things That Happened on Good Friday
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On Good Friday 2009, a retired priest crashed into churchgoers in Pittsburgh, injuring four people and killing an 89-year-old woman.