Ruins of Lazaretto de Isla de Cabras: the crumbling remnants of a 19th-century quarantine hospital that hint at the touristy island’s darker past.

Isla de Cabras (traslates as Goat’s island) in the town of Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, is known today for its beaches, spectacular views of Old San Juan, and other recreational activities, including swimming and fishing. However, atop a hill overlooking the coast, are some ruins that are seemingly out of place. Their past reveals that the island wasn’t always a beautiful tourist destination…. During the early 19th century, the island served as an inspection port for ships coming from Europe, when the threat of cholera was imminent. Thus, as a…

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#TodayInHistory – October 13

October 13 – Some important events on this day. 54 👉🏼 Nero succeeds Claudius as Roman Emperor 1307 👉🏼 French King Philip IV has Grand Master Jacques de Molay and Knights Templar arrested and charged of idolatry and corruption 1660 👉🏼 Absolute monarchy instituted by decree in Denmark by King Frederik III 1792 👉🏼 “Old Farmer’s Almanac” is 1st published and edited by Robert Thomas 1884 👉🏼 Greenwich in London established as the universal time meridian of longitude 1941 👉🏼 Nazis kill 11,000 Jewish children and old people 1943 👉🏼…

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