Saturday, July 23, 2011

August 24th

Found on the family computer: A document written by my son containing a list of historical world events that happened on his birthday.
AUGUST 24

79 – ERUPTION OF VESUVIUS. 15000 DEAD.
410 – FALL OF ROME. RISE OF THE DARK AGES.
1349 – PLAGUE BLAMED ON JEWS. 6000 DEAD.
1572 – MASSACRE ORDERED BY KING OF ENGLAND. THOUSANDS DEAD.
1814 – BURNING OF DC.
1857 – PANIC OF 1857.
1893 – COAST OF GA AND SC DESTROYED BY TORNADO. 1000 DEAD.
1921 – PLANE CRASH. 44 DEAD.
1929 – JERUSALEM ATTACKED BY PALESTINIANS.
1940 – LONDON BOMBED.
1960 – BUS FALLS OFF BRIDGE. 60 DEAD.
1961 – EX-NAZI LEADER BECOMES SOUTH AFRICA MINISTER OF JUSTICE.
1962 – NUCLEAR TESTING.
1990 – EMBASSIES IN KUWAIT SURROUNDED BY IRAQI TROOPS.
1997 – ME.
I think we should be afraid.  Very, very afraid.

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