This Weekend In History…

February 11, 2012

American singer Whitney Houston is found submerged and unconscious in her hotel bathtub. She was pronounced dead a short while later after unsuccessful attempts at CPR by paramedics. The coroner ruled Houston’s death an accident and reported that her death was caused by drowning and the “effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use.”
According to Guinness World Records she is the most awarded female act of all time.
Music: I Wanna Dance With Somebody (1987) and Where Do Broken Hearts Go (1988, her 7th consecutive #1 American hit).

February 12, 1964

The Beatles perform their first U.S. concert at Carnegie Hall, New York.

February 13, 1917

Mata Hari is captured in France during World War I. She was sentenced to death as a German spy. During her execution she refused a blindfold and blew a kiss to her firing squad.