On This Day…February 16 1923


Did You Know…Mt Vesuvius 

Did you know that on August 24 in 79 AD Mount Vesuvius unleashed its volcanic fury, destroying the towns of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Stabiae, and multiple others whilst killing thousands of people with its pyroclastic flows of searing gas and molten rock. Ironically the ash that covered the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum created an air tight seal [...]

On This Day… June 24

On this day in 1901 a 19 year old artist named Pablo Picasso held his first major exhibit at a gallery on rue Lafitte in Paris. The gallery where the exhibition was held was owned by Ambroise Vollard, a dealer who also sponsored artist Paul Cezanne, and the exhibition show cased 75 of Picasso's works. [...]


On This Day…June 17

On this day in 1631 Mughal Empress Mumtaz Mahal died in childbirth. Devastated by her death, her husband, Emporer Shah Jahan I, spends the next 20 years building the most magnificent tomb for her, naming it the Taj Mahal which is Persian for Crown of Palaces. In-fact Mumtaz Mahal's real name was Arjumand Banu Begum, [...]