Saturday, May 17, 2008

May 18th -- Today in History

On this day in 1980, following an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 on the Richter scale, Mount Saint Helens in Washington erupted in one of the greatest volcanic explosions ever recorded in North America.

More Events on this day:
1940: Brussels fell to the invading German army in World War II and was subjected to harsh terms of occupation.

1899: The first of a series of international conferences that produced the Hague Convention began at The Hague in The Netherlands.

1860: Abraham Lincoln became the Republican candidate for the U.S. presidency on the third ballot at the Republican National Convention in Chicago.

No comments:

Post a Comment

banner in centre