Life and death go on, year after year. Tragedy and disasters occur across the globe.
This week in dark history… from 29 February to 6 March.
1562 - The start of the French ‘Wars of Religion’ took place when Catholics in Wassy, France, massacred more than 1000 Huguenots.
1836 - Davy, Davy Crockett, King of the wild frontier – died age 49 in the battle of the Alamo.
1894 - Shanghai went up in flames with over 1000 buildings being destroyed in the massive fire.
1930 - D. H. Lawrence, well-known English writer of Lady Chatterley’s Lover, died age 44.
1960 - More than 3000 people died when an earthquake registering 5.7 hit Southern Morocco
1960 - A French freighter ship exploded whilst docking at Havana, Cuba with 100 people dying in the explosion.
1962 - An American Airlines passenger flight crashed while on take-off, killing all 95 on board.
1966 - An Overseas Airways passenger jet crashed into Mt Fuji in Japan, after the captain supposedly decided to give the passengers a close-up view of the mountain.
1966 - A Canadian Pacific passenger airliner exploded during its landing at Tokyo’s International Airport, with all 64 on board dying.
1973 - Two Spanish passenger jets collided mid-air, which resulted in 68 people being killed.
1977 - An earthquake measuring 7.5 struck the Balkans and Bucharest in Hungary where an estimated 1500 people died.
1978 - Charlie Chaplin’s body was stolen from his grave in an attempt to extort money from his family. This dastardly plot failed, and the culprits were caught and charged.
1982 - John Belushi, famous American comedian, was found dead of a drug overdose, age 33.
1996 - All 123 passengers on board a Peruvian jet died when it crashed into the Andes.
2000 - The youngest child to ever die in a school shooting occurred when a six year old student in Michigan, USA, shot and killed another six year old student at Theo J Buell Elementary School.
2000 - The United Nations issued a report which stated that no weapons of mass destruction were under the control of the Iraqi regime prior to the US led invasion of 2003. The existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq was the main cause for invasion as it had been stated by US president George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair
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…