On This Day
1912 – The eruption of Novarupta in Alaska begins. It is the largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century.
Novarupta (meaning “newly erupted” in Latin) is a volcano that was formed in 1912, located on the Alaska Peninsula in Katmai National Park and Preserve, about 290 miles (470 km) southwest of Anchorage. Formed during the largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century, Novarupta released 30 times the volume of magma of the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.
Born On This Day
1923 – V. C. Andrews, American author, illustrator, and painter (d. 1986)
Cleo Virginia Andrews (June 6, 1923 – December 19, 1986), better known as V. C. Andrews or Virginia C. Andrews, was an American novelist. She was born in Portsmouth, Virginia and died of breast cancer at the age of 63. Following her death, many subsequent novels have been written by Andrew Neiderman, using Andrews’s pen name.
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