X Agosto

10 agosto: – notte di San Lorenzo e delle stelle cadenti, che ricordano le scintille di fuoco prodotte dalla graticola su cui il martire fu bruciato vivo – data in cui, 150 anni fa, fu assassinato il padre di Giovanni Pascoli, Ruggero (Ravenna, 24 marzo 1815 – Savignano sul Rubicone, 10 agosto 1867), con il… Read More X Agosto

7 August 1420 – Construction of the Dome of Santa Maria del Fiore begins in Florence.

The “Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore” (Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower) is the main church of Florence, Italy. “Il Duomo di Firenze”, as it is ordinarily called, was begun in 1296 and completed in 1436 with the dome engineered by Filippo Brunelleschi The cathedral complex, located in Piazza del Duomo, includes the… Read More 7 August 1420 – Construction of the Dome of Santa Maria del Fiore begins in Florence.

2 August 1980: Bologna Massacre

On 2 August 1980 a bomb exploded at the Central Railway Station of Bologna, Italy, killing 85 people and wounding more than 200. The attack was attributed to a neo- fascist terrorist organization Nuclei Armati Rivoluzionari (Armed Revolutionary Groups), which always denied any involvement; other theories have been proposed, especially in correlation with the strategy… Read More 2 August 1980: Bologna Massacre