Several famous killers have 13 letters in their name including: John Wayne Gacy, Jeffery Dahmer, Charles Manson, Theodore Bundy, Albert Desalvo, and Jack the Ripper.
- Friday, July 13, 1951 -- Rivers in Kansas flooded leaving five hundred thousand people homeless and twenty four people dead.
- Friday, June 13, 1975 -- an F3 tornado hit the town of Stillwater, Oklahoma.
- Friday, March 13, 1992 -- a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck near Erzincan, Turkey, killing around five hundred people.
- Friday, August 13, 2004 -- Hurricane Charley made landfall near Charlotte Harbor Florida causing around sixteen billion dollars in damage and fifteen fatalities.
Other interesting facts about the number 13 include:
- Many hotels omit the 13th floor and instead call it the 14th floor.
- Some airlines including AirFrance, Iberia, Ryanair, AirTran, Continental, Air New Zealand, and Lufthansa omit the 13th row.
- Many gallows and Hangmans knots have 13 steps and 13 coils in the rope.
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