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Today in History – 20 April

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1902 – Pierre and Marie Curie refine radium chloride. 1914 – Nineteen men, women, and children participating in a strike are killed in the Ludlow Massacre during the Colorado Coalfield War 1918 – Manfred von […]

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Today in History – 19 April

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1903 – The Kishinev pogrom in Kishinev (Bessarabia) begins, forcing tens of thousands of Jews to later seek refuge in Palestine and the Western world. 1927 – Mae West is sentenced to ten days in […]

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Today in History – April 18

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1897 – The Greco-Turkish War is declared between Greece and the Ottoman Empire. 1899 – The St. Andrew’s Ambulance Association is granted a royal charter by Queen Victoria. 1902 – The 7.5 Mw  Guatemala earthquake […]

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Today in History – April 17

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1895 – The Treaty of Shimonoseki between China and Japan is signed. This marks the end of the First Sino-Japanese War, and the defeated Qing Empire is forced to renounce its claims on Korea and […]

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1965: Wilson cuts flow of oil to Rhodesia

December 17, 2020 admin 0

DEC 17, 1965: Just 5 weeks after the illegal declaration of independence by Rhodesia, the British government has tightened the screws on the rebel colony by imposing oil sanctions and asking other countries to join […]

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Amundsen reaches South Pole

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1911: Roald Amundsen’s team, comprising himself, Olav Bjaaland, Helmer Hanssen, Sverre Hassel, and Oscar Wisting, becomes the first to reach the South Pole. Using a route along the previously unknown Axel Heiberg Glacier, they arrived […]

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1944: Funeral for hero Rommel

October 18, 2020 admin 0

The state funeral of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel took place in Ulm, Germany on this day in 1944. Popularly known as the Desert Fox, he served as field marshal in the Wehrmacht (armed forces) of […]