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12/08/2016 4:06 pm  #1


Dec. 8, 1980

I still remember this tragic event.

Yoko Ono Tweets 'Still Miss Him' on Anniversary of John Lennon's Murder

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Today marks one of the most tragic days in music history.

Thirty-six years ago, John Lennon was murdered by Mark David Chapman outside of The Dakota, the New York City apartment building in which Lennon lived with his wife, Yoko Ono.

As she’s done many times before, Ono used the anniversary of her husband’s death to call attention to gun violence in America. On Wednesday night she tweeted the now-familiar image of the bloodied glasses Lennon was wearing when he was killed.

“Over 1,200,000 people have been killed by guns in the U.S.A. since John Lennon was shot and killed on Dec. 8, 1980,” reads the message on the image.

Along with the image, Yoko tweeted the message, “Together let's bring back America the green land of Peace. The death of a loved one is a hollowing experience. After 36yrs we still miss him.”

John Lennon was 40 years old when he was murdered. Chapman, now 69, pleaded guilty to killing Lennon and is serving life in prison for the crime.


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It's easy for me to remember as Dec. 8 is also my birthday.

Last edited by Rongone (12/08/2016 4:51 pm)

 

12/08/2016 4:19 pm  #2


Re: Dec. 8, 1980

I think that I was watching Monday nite football, when they cut in with the news.
A very sad day, indeed.


We live in a time in which decent and otherwise sensible people are surrendering too easily to the hectoring of morons or extremists. 
 

12/08/2016 9:33 pm  #3


Re: Dec. 8, 1980

A tragic day in modern history, to be sure....and coincides with a tragic day in not-quite-so-modern history, December 8, 1854--800 years after the Great Schism severing the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Church from each other--when Papal Infalibility was exerted for the first time ever through declaring the Immaculate Conception of Mary a "dogma to be believed by all the faithful".


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12/09/2016 7:26 am  #4


Re: Dec. 8, 1980

http://cdn.inquisitr.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/John-Lennon-john-lennon-29017764-1920-1200.jpg


We live in a time in which decent and otherwise sensible people are surrendering too easily to the hectoring of morons or extremists. 
 

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