Word on the Street: Is Friday the 13th unlucky for you?
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Today is Friday the 13th - a day which is considered as unlucky to some people. We asked people in Ipswich what they thought of the superstition.
The theory that Friday the 13th was unlucky began in the Middle Ages.
Many historians believe it was on Friday the 13th that Eve bit the apple from the Tree of Knowledge and the day the great flood begun.
People consider the number 13 as unlucky because in the New Testament there were 13 people present for Jesus’s last supper, the day before Christ’s crucifixion on Good Friday.
Looking through history there have been many awful things happen on the date.
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Friday the 13th of September, 1940: Buckingham palace was hit by five German bombs, resulting in one member of royal staff being killed and the palace chapel being destroyed.
Friday the 13th of October, 1972: A Chilean Air force plane ‘disappeared’ in the Andes. The 16 survivors turned up two months later but had been forced to take drastic measures in order to survive.
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