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Walter Pearson's Blog – August 2012 Archive (4)

Friday! History, Military, Space, Music, Quotes, More!

On This Date In 79 Stratovolcano Mount Vesuviusis erupted in the Gulf of Naples, Italy, one of the most catastrophic and famous eruptions of all time. The towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum were obliterated and buried underneath massive pyroclastic flows. An estimated 3,000 people died from the eruption.…

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Added by Walter Pearson on August 24, 2012 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Friday! History, Military, Sports, Music, GOP, More!

On This Date In 1740 Prospero Lorenzo Lambertini (March 31, 1675 – May 3, 1758) was elected Pope Benedict XIV, and served until his death.
On This Date In 1785 Jonathan Trumbull, Sr. (October 12, 1710 – August 17, 1785), governor of both the colony and…
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Added by Walter Pearson on August 17, 2012 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Friday! History, Military, Space Curiosity, Quotes, More!

On This Date In 1756 The Battle of Fort Oswego was fought, a series of early French victories in the North American theater of the Seven Years’ War won in spite of New France’s military vulnerability. During the week of August 10, 1756, a force of regulars and Canadian militia under General Montcalm captured and occupied the British fortifications at Fort Oswego, located at the…
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Added by Walter Pearson on August 10, 2012 at 5:04pm — No Comments

Friday! History, Military, Sports, Quotes, More!

On This Date In 1492 Genoese navigator, colonizer and explorer Christopher Columbus set out on his first voyage to what came to be known as the New World. With three ships and a crew of ninety, Columbus hoped to find a western route to the Far East. Instead, the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria landed in the Bahama Islands.…
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Added by Walter Pearson on August 3, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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