Posts Tagged ‘Vietnam War’

Hello everyone!  I know I usually just focus on things in the past whenever I do “this week in history,” but we are on the eve of history being made.  In just a few hours it will be HM Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee!  That means she’s been on the throne for 60 years.

Now looking back again (yes, this time it covers a little bit over a week, but hey)…

April 29, 1916 – Irish nationalists in Dublin surrender to British authorities, ending the Easter Uprising.

April 29, 1967 – Boxer Muhammad Ali is stripped of his titles after refusing to serve in the US Army on religious grounds.

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April 30, 1789 – George Washington is sworn in as the first president of the United States.

April 30, 1945 – Adolph Hitler commits suicide in his bunker as Soviet forces overrun Berlin.

April 30, 1975 – The South Vietnamese government surrenders unconditionally to North Vietnam, ending decades of war.

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May 2, 1945 – The Battle for Berlin ends after lasting less than two weeks with the capture of the city by Soviet forces.

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May 4, 1942 – The first ‘selection’ for gassing takes place at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

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May 5, 1980 – The SAS storms the Iranian embassy in London, freeing 19 hostages held by terrorists.

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May 7, 1945 – Nazi Germany surrenders unconditionally to the Allies at General Eisenhower’s HQ in Rheims, France.

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May 8, 1945 – Prime Minister Winston Churchill announces the end of the war in Europe following Germany’s surrender.

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