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Loma Prieta earthquake strikes near San Francisco

Loma Prieta earthquake strikes near San Francisco

An earthquake hits the San Francisco Bay Area on October 17, 1989, killing 67 people and causing more than $5 billion in damages. Though this was one of the most powerful and destructive earthquakes ever to hit a populated area of the United States, the death toll could have been much worse.The proximity of the San Andreas Fault to San Francisco was well-known for most of the 20th century, but the knowledge did not stop the construction of many un-reinforced brick buildings in the area.

Henri II - King of France (1547-1559)

Henri II - King of France (1547-1559)

Henry II was King of France from 1547-1559. Son of King Francis I and Claudius of France, he married the Florentine aristocrat Catherine de Medici in 1533. Shortly after his marriage, he took as mistress Diane de Poitiers who would exercise a great influence on the politics of France. Henri, after his accession to the throne in 1547.

Port Royal, 7 November 1861

Port Royal, 7 November 1861

Port Royal. 7 November 1861The naval attack at Hilton Head, part of the capture of Port Royal. 7 November 1861Help - F.A.Q. - Contact Us - Search - Recent - About Us - Subscribe in a reader - Join our Google Group- Cookies

Lafayette conference, here we are (Sorbonne)

Lafayette conference, here we are (Sorbonne)

The Société des Cincinnati de France, an association working for Franco-American friendship, is organizing an international historic colloquium on November 24 and 25, 2017 on the American engagement in France during the First World War. Paris Sorbonne University will host its debates.

HMS Diomede in the Panama Canal

HMS Diomede in the Panama Canal

HMS Diomede in the Panama Canal Here we see the Danae class cruiser HMS Diomede in one of the wider stretches of the Panama Canal. She moved to the Pacific from the Caribbean in August-September 1941, so the picture might date to that period.How to cite this article:Rickard, J (17 May 2019), HMS Diomede in the Panama Canal , http://www.

Ephemeris of June 2

Ephemeris of June 2

455: The Vandals led by their King Genseric plunder Rome. Contrary to legend, they do not sack it, under the terms of an agreement made with Pope Leo I, but seize a fantastic booty. 1875: The American engineer Alexandre Graham Bell discovers by accident the principle of the telephone .