On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1667: Blind and impoverished, John Milton sells the copyright of Paradise Lost for £10.
On this Day in History in 1865: Steamboat “SS Sultana” explodes in the Mississippi River, killing up to 1,800 of the 2,427 passengers in the greatest maritime disaster in United States history. Most were paroled Union POWs on their way home.
On this Day in History in 1870: Heinrich Schliemann discovers Troy.
On this Day in History in 1953: Five people were killed and 60 injured when Mt. Aso erupted on the island of Kyushu.

Fun Fact of the Day

Fun Fact of the Day: 252 million years ago, the Siberian Traps, erupted and lasted less than 1 million years but left behind Earth’s biggest “large igneous province,” a pile of lava and other volcanic rocks about 720,000 cubic miles (3 million cubic kilometers) in volume.