Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
ADKISTLER
Greater than 350,000 SparkPoints 379,049
SparkPoints
 

Vesuvius Day

Friday, August 24, 2012

Vesuvius Day

When : August 24th

Vesuvius Day marks the date in 79 A.D. that Mount Vesuvius exploded.

August 24, 79 A.D. was an historic date for the world. This was the day that Mount Vesuvius erupted in a huge explosion. It was one of the largest volcanic explosions in recorded history.

This deadly volcano destroyed the Roman cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae. They were buried by volcanic ash and pumice. An estimated 3,360 people died in the volcano's eruption.


Mount Vesuvius also exploded a second time in 1631. At that time, it killed approximately 3,500 people.
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
  • EDELWEISS33
    wow!
    1496 days ago
  • THINAGIN2
    That was another bad day in history! Thanks for the reminder that we should be thankful for our lives today.
    1496 days ago
  • LAINYC
    emoticon
    1497 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment


    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.
 

More Blogs by ADKISTLER