The Columbine High School massacre is a story that people know all too well and tragically so. Columbine was a school shooting that happened on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Colorado. The two shooters were seniors at the school, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, who murdered 12 students and one teacher. They also injured 24 people before they committed suicide. In the picture below, you’ll see Dave Sanders who was a teacher at the school. He ran into the cafeteria and warned the students to evacuate immediately, he saved many lives with this act. Tragically Sanders ran on to try and save more lives until he encountered Harris who shot him twice, ultimately killing him.
Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster
There’s not a single person who doesn’t know what Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster is, not a one. This horrible event occurred on January 28, 1986. Just 73 seconds, (that’s seconds people), into its flight, the orbiter broke apart and led to the deaths of all the seven members on board, which included five NASA astronauts and two Payload Specialists. The spacecraft disintegrated over the Atlantic Ocean, just off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Florida. It was a monumental disaster felt by many Americans.