23 August 2021: This day in history

79: Mount Vesuvius begins stirring, on feast day of Vulcan, Roman god of fire (goes on to destroy Pompeii) [approx date] [1] [2]

1305: Scottish patriot William Wallace is executed for high treason by Edward I of England at Smithfield, London

1542: Rabbi Joseph Caro completes his commentary of Tur Code

1850: 1st US National Women’s Rights Convention convenes in Worcester, Massachusetts

1942: Battle of Stalingrad: 600 Luftwaffe planes bomb Stalingrad (40,000 die)

1996: Osama bin Laden issues message entitled “A declaration of war against the Americans occupying the land of the two holy places”

2005: Hurricane Katrina forms over the Bahamas, later becoming a category 5 hurricane


Source: Onthisday.com

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