Today in History

Today in History:

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 24, the 236th day of 2022. There are 129 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Aug. 24, A.D. 79, long-dormant Mount Vesuvius erupted, burying the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum in volcanic ash; an estimated 20,000 people died.On this date:In 1814, during the War of 1812, British forces invaded Washington, D.C., setting fire to the Capitol . . .

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