Thursday, February 14, 2008

Today in history:

1349: 2,000 Jews are burned at the stake in Strasbourg, Germany

1797: The Spanish fleet is destroyed by the British under Admiral Jervis (with Nelson in support) at the battle of Cape St. Vincent, off Portugal.

1945: 800 Allied aircraft firebomb the German city of Dresden. Smaller followup bombing raids last until April with a total death toll of between 35,000 to 130,000 civillians.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:58 AM

    I wasn't aware of the event in 1349. How horrible.

    Thanks for the link to historynet. That is interesting.