In Remembrance - Hiroshima bomb survivor Sunao Tsuboi dies at 96

Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor and nuclear disarmament activist Sunao Tsuboi died on October 24 at the age of 96, according to advocacy group, Nihon Hidankyo, the group of atomic bomb survivors he headed.

Sunao Tsuboi's experiences at Hiroshima

Tsuboi was 20 years old when the United States dropped an atomic bomb on his hometown on August 6, 1945. He was on his way to engineering school when the bomb hit, killing 140,000 people.

Three days later, a second nuclear bomb fell on Nagasaki, killing another 70,000 people. Japan formally surrendered on August 15.

"I suffered burns all over my body," Tsuboi said in 2016. "Naked, I tried to run away for about three hours on August 6 but finally could no longer walk."

He gained consciousness 40 days after the bombing, but he was so weak that he had to start by crawling. A part of his ear was gone because of the burns. Later, he developed cancer and other diseases.

Cornish Feast of St Erth (also known as Erc), patron saint of St Erth near Hayle

Today is the Cornish Feast of St Erth (also known as Erc), patron saint of St Erth near Hayle. An Irishman and brother to Ia (St Ives) and Uny, Erc was converted by St Patrick and traveled to Cornwall. He would later return to Ireland, living to the age of 93

Sat, 31/10/2020

October 24th: Feast of St Magloire of Dol

1823 "The Great October Gale"

The "Great October Gale" of 1823

The first warning of the
approach of this great storm was made by the huers from the hills, who
saw the hurricane spreading over the horizon and advancing towards the
shore. The sean- boats were ordered home from stem, and arrived in the
harbour only just in time before the full fury of the storm burst upon
the town.

A brig which sailed from Hayle shortly before was seen to be suddenly taken aback and founder, stern first, with all hands.

is said that not a particle of sand remained upon Porthminster Beach,
the whole being swept away by the force of the waves, leaving the rocks
exposed for the full length of the Cove.

Thu, 30/10/1823


Allantide (Cornish: Kalan Gwav, meaning first day of winter, or Nos Kalan Gwav, meaning eve of the first day of winter and Dy' Halan Gwav, meaning day of the first day of winter), also known as Saint Allan's Day or the Feast of Saint Allan,[1] is a Cornish
festival that was traditionally celebrated on the night of 31 October,
as well as the following day time, and known elsewhere as Allhallowtide.[2][3]

Wed, 31/10/2018

Amazing pumpkins for RNLI

The best pumpkin lifeboat? -

She’s the best pumpkin lifeboat in the fleet #17-36

27 October 2017 - This Winter Palace clock was stopped 100yrs ago when Bolsheviks seized power - started again

via https://twitter.com/paleofuture/status/898585002169966592


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