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Thursday, March 26, 1812. :   An earthquake devastates Caracas, Venezuela, killing 20,000.

     Caracas is the capital of Venezuela, the northernmost country in South America. The city lies in the contours of a narrow mountain valley which is separated from the coast by a steep mountain range, Cerro Ávila, that rises above 2600 m.

On 26 March 1812, Caracas was destroyed by an earthquake. More than twenty thousand people in the city died, whilst a total of 45,000 people were killed in the further-reaching effects of the earthquake across Venezuela. At the time, the disaster was portrayed by authorities as a divine punishment to people rebelling against the Spanish Crown, following the declaration of Independence from Spain in 1811. The town recovered and was rebuilt after almost 90% of it was devastated.


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Thought For Today
Instead, you should decide never to do anything that would make another stumble or fall into sin.
Romans 14:13 (c) GNB
Live a life which others would be happy to follow as an example. If you have lifestyle problems - deal with them in the back room - not in public.

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