On This Day – 24 August

Posted on: Fri 24 Aug 2018

In 72 AD the Ancient Roman city of Pompeii was buried in a pile of ash and molten lava when the volcano Mt Vesuvius erupted and in 1932, aviatrix Amelia Earhart was the first woman to complete a solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean.



Produced by Alistair McKinnon

Image source: Wikimedia Commons


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