Tuesday, August 23, 2011

History Trivia

August 23, 79 Mount Vesuvius (a stratovolcano on the Bay of Naples, Italy) began to stir, on the feast day of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire. 406 Battle at Florence: Stilicho's Roman army beat Radagaisus' Barbarians. Radagaisus King of the Goths (east Germanic tribe of Scandinavian origin) was captured and executed. 1305 William Wallace, Scottish patriot, was executed for high treason by Edward I of England.

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