A bit o’ History on Aug 24…

Thought it might be fun to see what happened on this wonderful day in years past…

79 – Mount Vesuvius erupts. The cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae are buried in volcanic ash (note: this traditional date has been challenged, and many scholars believe that the event occurred on October 24). 

1456 – The printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed.

1572 – St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre: On the orders of king Charles IX of France, a massacre of Huguenots (French Protestants) begins.

1572 – St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre: On the orders of king Charles IX of France, a massacre of Huguenots (French Protestants) begins.

1816 – The Treaty of St. Louis is signed in St. Louis, Missouri. 

1857 – The Panic of 1857 begins, setting off one of the most severe economic crises in United States history.

1891 – Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera.

1909 – Workers start pouring concrete for the Panama Canal.

1912 – Alaska becomes a United States territory. 

1932 – Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the United States non-stop (from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey).

1944 – World War II: Allied troops begin the attack on Paris.

1989 – Colombian drug barons declare “total war” on the Colombian government.

1991 – Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

2006 – The International Astronomical Union (IAU) redefines the term “planet” such that Pluto is now considered a Dwarf Planet. 

Does this day hold a special memory for you? 

Until next time have a great week, Joe

 

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About Jconowitch

I have spent 36 + years in Stevens County enjoying the many surrounding recreational areas while camping, canoeing, hiking and backpacking. I am married to my high school sweetheart with 2 children, 5 awesome grand kids. I have been actively involved working with many organizations to help children and adults throughout the area, as well as starting the Stevens County Scale Model club with a good friend. If you want to live and raise your family in a fantastic area or find a peaceful area to retire, this is among the best, and I am here to help you make your dreams a reality!
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2 Responses to A bit o’ History on Aug 24…

  1. Thank you for sharing a little summary of historical facts. History is fascinating and should not be forgotten!

  2. Jconowitch says:

    I love history! Thanks for reading it and replying!

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