Mt. Vesuvius Erupts

 

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Vesuvius Day commemorates the epic eruption that had destroyed historic Pompeii and caused the death of about 16,000 people. On August, 24th 79 AD Mount Vesuvius erupted surprisingly after centuries of dormancy and buried the towns around with all the people under a cloud of lava, stones and ash. Mount Vesuvius is still an active volcano in the Province of Naples in Italy and about 4,200 feet high.

The exact dating of Mount Vesuvius Day is possible for the letters of the Roman Pliny the Younger who documented the great eruption. The Italian name of Mount Vesuvius is Monte Vesuvio. Although the danger of another eruption continues to exist, the fruitful earth around the volcano is still the basis of existence for many people. (from www.cute-calendar.com)

 

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National Senior Citizens Day

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Senior Citizens Day raises awareness and recognizes the contributions senior citizens make to society. A senior citizen is a person of at least 60 years of age and part of the fastest-growing demographic worldwide. President Ronald Reagan was the initiator of the Senior Citizens Day in the USA, on August 19, 1988. There are also different dates and a variety of appreciation days for elderly people worldwide. But they all have one aim: to appreciate the elderly part of our communities  (from www.cute-calendar.com)

National Radio Day

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National Radio Day is dedicated to a great invention and communications medium. A radio is a device for receiving radio broadcasts. These are transmitted by means of terrestrial transmission via electromagnetic waves or high-frequency electrical signals via the broadband cable. The received information is converted into sound. These days the only time most people pay attention to their radio is in their cars, but there was a time when it was the major means of communication in this country. (from me and www.cute-calendar.com)

National Aviation Day

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National Aviation Day is a national observation that celebrates the development of aviation. The holiday was established in 1939 by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who issued a presidential proclamation that designated the anniversary of Orville Wright’s birthday to be National Aviation Day.

The proclamation was codified, and it allows the sitting US President to proclaim August 19 as National Aviation Day each year, if desired. That proclamation may direct all federal buildings and installations to fly the US flag on that day and encourage citizens to observe the day with activities that promote interest in aviation. (from  Wikipedia and www.cute-calendar.com)