Sunday, August 23, 2015

History Trivia - Mount Vesuvius begins to stir

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.

 686 Charles Martel, grandfather of Charlemagne, was born.

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