Friday, January 29, 2010

31 Years Ago Today

The Boomtown RatsThe Boomtown Rats via

On January 29, 1979, a 16-year-old from San Diego, CA named Brenda Spencer took the rifle her father had given her as a gift that Christmas and fired it into the playground of Cleveland Elementary School, killing two and wounding nine. Her stated motive when questioned by police became the inspiration for and title of The Boomtown Rats' most well-known song: "I Don't Like Mondays":

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1 comment:

  1. Interesting bit of trivia. And you know I just had to read more. Now I want to watch The Breakfast Club, too.