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26th April 1937: Guernica is bombed by the Nazi Condor Legion

4/25/2019
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On the afternoon of 26th April 1937, the Basque town of Guernica experienced what is seen by many as the first large-scale modern air raid against a civilian ...

Duration:00:01:58

25th April 404 BCE: Sparta defeats Athens in the Peloponnesian War

4/24/2019
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The Peloponnesian League, led by Sparta, defeated Athens in the Peloponnesian ...

Duration:00:02:09

24th April 1916: Ernest Shackleton sets sail in the James Caird

4/23/2019
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On the 24th April 1916, Sir Ernest Shackleton and five companions set off in the James Caird, a recovered lifeboat, to sail from Elephant Island to South Georgia in the southern Atlantic ...

Duration:00:01:56

23rd April 1516: The Reinheitsgebot beer purity law first introduced in Bavaria

4/22/2019
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Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria signed the Reinheitsgebot, a law to ensure the purity of beer that specified a limited number of ...

Duration:00:02:30

22nd April 1915: Chlorine gas marks start of 2nd Battle of Ypres

4/21/2019
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On the 22nd April 1915, the Second Battle of Ypres began in ...

Duration:00:01:57

21st April 1918: Manfred von Richthofen, aka The Red Baron, shot down and killed

4/20/2019
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The German fighter pilot Baron Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, better known as the Red Baron, was shot down and ...

Duration:00:02:13

20th April 1965: Windows of the Houston Astrodome painted to stop glare

4/19/2019
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On the 20th April 1965, workers began painting skylight windows at the Houston Astrodome to limit glare from the ...

Duration:00:01:58

19th April 1839: The Treaty of London establishes an independent Belgium

4/18/2019
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The Treaty of London was signed, which recognised and guaranteed the independence and neutrality of ...

Duration:00:02:14

18th April 1775: Paul Revere’s Ride signals American Revolution

4/17/2019
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On the night of 18th April 1775, Paul Revere rode from Charleston to Lexington with his message that “the Regulars are ...

Duration:00:01:59

17th April 1961: The Bay of Pigs invasion launched by Brigade 2506

4/16/2019
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The Bay of Pigs Invasion was launched by the CIA-sponsored paramilitary group Brigade ...

Duration:00:02:39

16th April 1922: Treaty of Rapallo signed by Germany and Russia

4/15/2019
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On the 16th April 1922, former First World War enemies Germany and Russia signed the Treaty of ...

Duration:00:02:20

15th April 1989: 96 Liverpool fans killed in the Hillsborough Disaster

4/14/2019
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Ninety-six Liverpool Football Club fans died and hundreds more were injured in a crush at Hillsborough Stadium in ...

Duration:00:02:09

14th April 1561: Nuremberg Celestial Phenomenon terrifies residents

4/13/2019
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On the morning of 14th April 1561, the people of Nuremberg in Germany witnessed a “dreadful apparition” in the ...

Duration:00:02:04

13th April 1919: British troops commit the Amritsar Massacre

4/12/2019
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Troops from the British Indian Army committed the Amritsar Massacre when they opened fire on nonviolent protesters and pilgrims at Jallianwala ...

Duration:00:02:20

12th April 1945: Harry Truman becomes president of the USA

4/11/2019
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On the 12th April 1945, Harry Truman became the 33rd President of the United States when his predecessor, Franklin D Roosevelt, suddenly died while having his portrait ...

Duration:00:01:44

11th April 1950: Stone of Scone rediscovered 4 months after its disappearance

4/10/2019
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The Stone of Scone was found on the site of the High Altar at Arbroath Abbey, nearly four months after it disappeared from Westminster ...

Duration:00:03:02

10th April 1858: The ‘Big Ben’ bell cast in Whitechapel

4/9/2019
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On the 10th April 1858 Big Ben – the bell inside the clocktower at the Palace of Westminster in Britain – was ...

Duration:00:01:54

9th April 1767: John Hancock forcibly removes British customs officials from his ship

4/8/2019
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John Hancock, one of Boston’s wealthiest merchants and a leading figure in Boston politics, forcibly removed customs officials from his ship ...

Duration:00:02:58

8th April 1904: France and Britain sign the Entente Cordiale

4/7/2019
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On 8th April 1904, a series of agreements between Britain and France known as the Entente Cordiale were ...

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7th April 1141: Matilda declared the ‘Lady of England and Normandy’

4/6/2019
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Matilda, the daughter of King Henry I of England, was declared the ‘Lady of England and Normandy’ in advance of a coronation that never took ...

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