Life and death go on, year after year. Tragedy and disasters occur across the globe.
This week in dark history… from 22 February to 28 February.
1827- Mardi Gras was celebrated for the first time in New Orleans.
1887- More than 2,000 people were killed when an earthquake measuring approximately 6.0 struck the Mediterranean coast of southern France and northern Italy.
1916- Author Henry James left this world at the age of 72. Although born in the USA, he spent most of his adult life in England.
1943- Members of the White Rose group were executed in Nazi Germany. It was a non-violent resistance group in Germany that campaigned for active opposition to the Nazi regime.
1965- Stan Laurel, from comedy duet “Laurel and Hardy” died aged 74, taking some of the world’s laughter with him.
1969- The Beatles performed their last recording session as a group.
1975- Forty-three lives were taken when a train crashed in the underground London station of Moorgate.
1983- The final episode of M*A*S*H was broadast.
1987- Andy Warhol, controversial American artist, died age 58
1989- A United Airlines passenger flight, travelling to New Zealand, had its hull ripped open in flight. Nine unfortunately passengers were sucked out as the plane depressurized.
1993- A truck bomb was detonated outside the North Tower of the World Trade Centre in New York City, killing 6 people and injuring over a thousand.
1998- More than 40 people were killed in a series of tornadoes in Florida, USA.
1999- Thirty-one people died in a huge avalanche that destroyed most of the village of Galtur in Australia.
1999- An aeroplane crashed in Eastern China, killing 61 people.
2002- Chuck Jones, director of Looney Tunes animated shorts died aged 89.
2002- More than 50 people died in Ahmadabad, India as a result of civil unrest.
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…