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Vesuvius Day

Sunday, August 24, 2014

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.


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MARTYLYNN1 8/24/2014 3:33PM


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PMAY0313 8/24/2014 2:38PM

    Two weeks ago I saw the Pompeii exhibit that is visiting LA for a few weeks. It was amazing and sobering.

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PLMITCH 8/24/2014 11:55AM

    VERY interesting!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/24/2014 11:17AM


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AUNTALICE2 8/24/2014 9:43AM

    Wow!! is it still considered an active volcano? And my question is how they know it was August 24th?? Thanks for your 'day' inventory!! Where do you find it all?? emoticon

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TJOHNOCONNOR 8/24/2014 6:49AM

    I remember that. Lol

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