The History Channel website dropped the ball today I must say. They put as the headline event of this day was the first Boston Marathon in 1897. Ok? It's not like there wasn't anything else that happened on this day, right? Oh yeah, that whole Waco thing. In 1993 the Branch Davidian compound was burned to the ground when FBI agents decided to raid the main building after a seven week standoff. 80 people were killed, including 22 children. Not exactly a smooth operation. I believe cults are stupid. They're just an excuse for some weirdo to have sex with children and be treated like a god. People are stupid, but I think the US government really screwed that one up.
Maybe the History Channel wanted a more positive spin on the days events. Perhaps they really like marathons. I feel as though it pales in comparison to these events. But that's just my opinion.