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Thursday, 25 April 2013

On this day April 25th: Gallipoli landings

On this day April 25th:
1599-Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland was born in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.
1719 Robinson Crusoe first appeared in paperback. Written by Daniel Defoe it was based partly on the story of Alexander Selkirk who was marooned on a Pacific island for four years.
1881-250,000 Germans petitioned to bar foreign Jews from entering Germany
1915-Australian, New Zealand, British and French forces began landing at Anzac Cove and Cape Helles onthe Gallipoli Peninsular to attack Turkish positions.The insane doomed plan devised by Winston Churchill would lead to over 300,000 casualties.
1925-Paul von Hindenburg was elected 2nd President of Germany.
1928-Pyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel commanding general of the anti-bolshevik White Army in Southern Russia, was poisoned and died.
1945-The two forces of the beast (U.S. and Soviet) met at Torgau, Germany on the Elbe River. By order of Jewish General Dwight Eisenhower, the US 9th Army halted at the Elbe, allowing Russian forces to capture Berlin.
1945-The last German troops retreated from Finland's soil in Lapland, ending the Lapland War.
1952-After a heroic three-day fight against overwhelming Chinese Communist Forces, the Gloucestershire Regiment was annihilated on "Gloucester Hill," in Korea.
1960-10 blacks were shot in a race riot in Mississippi.
1982-Britain re-established its presence in the Falkland Islands after a two-hour assault by Royal Marines on the remote island of South Georgia.
1983- The German magazine, Stern, publishes the first instalment of the controversial "Hitler Diaries", said to be written by the Führer himself but later exposed as an obvious Jewish fake by Revisionist David Irving
1985-To its everlasting shame the West German Parliament ruled it illegal to deny the holocaust.

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