Life and death go on, year after year. Tragedy and disasters occur across the globe.
This week in dark history… from 15 February to 21 February.
1564 Italian artist, commonly known as Michelangelo (born Michelangelo Buonarroti), died at the age of 88.
1781 German philosopher, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, died at the age of 51. He was one of the most prominent figures of the enlightment period.
1835 The Chilean city of Concepcion was almost entirely destroyed by a powerful earthquake.
1915 The Battle of Gallipoli started.
1942 During the course of the second world war, the British colony of Singapore surrendered to the Japanese army.
1961 A Sabena airways passenger flight crashed near Belgium, killing 73 people, including the entire United States figure skating team.
1962 Severe weather in Hamburg, West Germany, caused the death of approximately 300 people.
1965 Malcolm X was assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom, New York City.
1967 American physicist, Robert Oppenheimer, died at the age of 62. He was a theoretical physicist, most known for having been the director of the Manhattan Project, which was responsible for developing the first nuclear weapons in history.
1970 A Dominican airlines passenger aircraft crashed into the sea after taking off from Santo Domingo, resulting in the death of 102 people.
1973 Israeli fighter jets shot down a Libyan Airlines passenger jet, resulting in the death of 108 people.
1980 Australian musician, Bon Scott – lead singer of AC/DC, died at the age of 33 after a night of heavy drinking.
1981 American socialite, Paris Hilton, was born in New York City.
1982 An oil drilling platform off the coast of Newfoundland sank during a severe storm, taking the lives of 84 of its workers.
1983 A robbery occurred at an illegal gambling club in Seattle, USA. During the robbery, thirteen people were shot dead, making it one of the worst robbery motivated murders in history.
1993 Two year old James Bulger was abducted and brutally murdered by two ten year old boys in Liverpool, England.
2003 An arsonist lit a fire which broke out in South Korea’s Daegu subway. He was protesting the poor medical treatment the state was providing him. Ironically he survived the fire, 198 other poor innocents did not.
2004 A freight train in Neyshabur, Iran, caught fire. Rescue workers immediately responded to the incident. Without warning the freight train exploded, killing approximately 300 people – most of whom were the rescue workers.
Peet is a paranormal investigator, ghost tour guide, events manager and documentary producer – she is also Cancerian, has blue eyes and likes walks on the beach…