This day in history


On Aug. 24, 79 A.D., Mount Vesuvius blew its lid in temerarious fashion, leaving thousands dead and Pompeii and Herculaneum in ruins.

The only active volcano in Europe, Mount Vesuvius last erupted in 1944 and is predicted to end its silence in the not-too-distant future.

For a full article about the historic eruption and a related video, click here.

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Gary Pearson is a public relations and social media manager, freelance writer, former sports reporter for the Prince Albert Herald, sports aficionado, philomath and thirsty traveller forever in search of new adventures.
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