Tuesday, August 24, 2004

August 24th in military history

79 A.D. On this day in military history, Vesuvius volcano erupts outside of present day Naples, Italy and completely destroys the towns of Herculaeum and Pompeii.

1814. The British capture and burn Washington D.C. during the War of 1812. Where is the bi-lateral commission to investigate this terrorist attack?

1572. On St. Bartholomew's Day, King Charles IX of France orders the killing of French Huguenot Protestant leaders in Paris to celebrate the marriage of Henry de Navarre to the king's Catholic sister, Margaret. This set off an non-stop orgy of the massacre of thousands of Huguenots across France and caused the resumption of religious civil war in France which the marriage of Henry de Navarre to Margaret was supposed to stop. Duh!

2 Comments:

At 8:14 PM, Blogger Captain Holly said...

Uh, the eruption of Vesuvius was a natural event.

Unless, of course, you are saying that it was a counter attack by Mother Gaia in her ongoing war to destroy those human parasites that infest Her.

 
At 9:33 PM, Blogger The Great El-ahrairah said...

How do you know that the space aliens didn't cause Vesuvio to erupt? I'll bet you that one of the Weekly World News experts would agree with me.

 

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