nothing better than an obscure holiday. especially one that Hallmark can capitalize on so easily.
April 21st, Alfred G. Packer Day - recognizes one of the few men to be convicted of cannibalism in the U.S. He ate his other prospector companions after they got lost in the Colorado Rockies. Packer claimed they died of natural causes before he ate them, but modern forensics has proved that at least some of them had been murdered.
In the Colorado Rockies
Where the snow is deep and cold
And a man afoot can starve to death
Unless he's brave and bold.
Oh, Alfred Packer
You'll surely go to hell
While all the others starved to death
You dined a bit too well.
---from The Ballad of Alfred Packer
gotta love the stuff i dig up in the Crime Library.