79 AD in History

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Events in History

  • Aug 23 Mount Vesuvius begins stirring, on feast day of Vulcan, Roman god of fire (goes on to destroy Pompeii)
  • Aug 24 Mt Vesuvius erupts, buries Roman Pompeii and Herculaneum, 15,000 die

Deaths in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 23 Vespasian, Roman Emperor, dies at 69

Roman Emperor Vespasian
Roman Emperor
Vespasian
  • Aug 25 Gaius Plinius Secundus, [Pliny the Elder], Roman admiral/writer, dies during eruption of Mount Vesuvius
  • Sep 23 Pope Linus, second Bishop of Rome after St Peter