Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Here's Louvain's Finest Thoroughfare After City's Destruction by Germans -- October 1, 2014

100 years ago the German Army, in the process of violating the neutrality of Belgium, burned much of the city of Louvain (Leuven), including the university's renowned library.  The Germans made crazy claims that the son of the burgomaster had shot a German officer, but that did not happen.  The Germans did execute civilians and burn much of the town. 

In this photo, from the 01-October-1914 Bisbee Daily Review, we see "the fashionable Rue de Station." 

Read about the burning of Louvain:

Be sure to click on the image to see a larger version.


The Giants are playing the Pirates in a one-game wild card "play in."  Brandon Crawford hit a grand slam.  Hunter Pence scored a run, driven in by Belt.  5-0.  Madison Bumgarner is pitching well.  Brandon Belt drove in two more.  7-0.  Posey drove in Blanco.  8-0.  The Pittsburgh fans look sad.  Bumgarner had a four-game shutout.  Friday they play Washington. 

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