Remember, Tuesday April 15th is TAX day.
“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes,” Benjamin Franklin wrote in 1788. Awaiting death as he wrote those words, Franklin was later credited with the bright idea that both the grave and the income-tax form awaited us all. The sentiment, though, was very old even in Franklin’s time, and the well-read founding father would surely have protested, were he able, that he was merely passing it along.
Tuesday is also a full moon. Not only a full moon but a total eclipse called a blood moon. There will be four total lunar eclipses in a row. The first Blood Moon eclipse of four is coming up on the night of April 14-15, 2014. This total eclipse of the moon will be visible from the Americas.
Also Passover commences on the 15th. The Israelites were instructed to mark the doorposts of their homes with the blood of a slaughtered spring lamb and, upon seeing this, the spirit of the Lord knew to pass over the first-born in these homes, hence the English name of the holiday.
100 years ago on April 15, 1914 the U.S. Senate voted on the “Susan B. Anthony” amendment, a revision to the previously proposed amendment that would allow women the right to vote. It did not pass.