Fires in Southern United States
The Aqua MODIS instrument detected a number of fires, marked in red, on October 17, 2002. Some of the fires have visible smoke plumes, which appear as little blue-gray streaks drifting away from the point of fire. The fires are scattered throughout (clockwise from top left) Okalahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas. Tennessee, which is shown in the upper right corner, shows no fires. Running south between Arkansas and Louisiana on the left and Tennessee and Mississippi on the right is the Mississippi River, which empties into the Gulf of Mexico at the bottom of the image.
Source: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Ridda Wars 632
The Ridda wars (Arabic: ???? ?????), also known as the Wars of Apostasy, were a set of military campaigns against the rebellion of several Arabic tribes against the Caliph Abu Bakr during 632 and 633 AD, following the death of Muhammad. The revolts, in Islamic historiography later interpreted as religious, were in reality mainly political. However, these revolts also had a religious aspect: Medina had become the centre of a social and political system, of which religion was an integral part; consequently it was inevitable that any reaction against this system would have a religious aspect.
Map of the siege of Tarragona 1811
Map of the siege of Tarragona, suffered by the city in 1811, at the hand of the french. Indicates the trajectory of the projectiles and the positions of the British squadron. From: “Historia crítica de la Guerra de la Independencia en Cataluña… / by D. Antonio Bofarull y Brocá. – Barcelona : F. Nacente, 1886-87. T. 2, p. 241.”
Eastern Mediterranean Sea, in 1450
Immigrants in the province of Córdoba 2007