I'm trying to find why we consistently use the word "incident" with a negative connotation. All definitions of the word state something to the tune of:
an individual occurrence or event.
By this definition, I should be able to say "That birthday was quite an incident!" right? However, if I used that sentence in a conversation, someone would think a bad thing happened at the birthday.
Which brings me to my question, why do we use incident with a negative connotation?