August 24, 2017 all-day

Aug 24, AD 79. Anniversary of the eruption of Vesuvius, an active volcano in southern Italy, which destroyed the cities of Pompeii, Stabiae and Herculaneum. Pliny the Younger, who escaped the disaster, wroteof it to the historian Tacitus: [ B] lack and horrible clouds, broken bysinuous shapes of flaming winds, were opening with long tongues of fire.

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