Thursday, April 25, 2013

On this Date Throughout History...


Hi there, friends, and welcome!

Goodness, how can April be almost through?

We stumbled onto a few interesting tidbits this morning 
in our history reading.
A few  of those coincidental 
"Today in history" facts.........

Did you know that on April 25 in~

  404 BC,
the Spartans defeated the Athenains to end the Peloponnesian War?


1898,
the US declares war on Spain and begins 
the Spanish American war?

1916,
The Easter Rebellion began under
UK's martial law in Ireland

1945,
 The Nazi occupation army surrenders and leaves Northern Italy.
The puppet fascist regime dissolves;  Mussolini tries to escape. 

1953
Watson and Crick publish
 describing the double helix structure of DNA.

Busy day, throughout history, April 25!

World Political Map

Thank you for stopping in, friends, and have a great day!

 Until next time,

~Chris





2 comments:

  1. Chris,

    Here's another April 25th date for your history book. Here in Australia and New Zealand this day is called ANZAC Day.. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps...We have a public holiday and remember all those killed in the defence forces during various wars, but especially those lost at Gallipoli in WWI. It's a day dedicated to our soldiers past and present. The day starts with dawn services and the laying of wreaths. The soldiers and families and friends march in parades. Then afterwards everyone gets together with old mates and socialises. Lots of people eat Anzac biscuits!! These biscuits were made by women and sent to the soldiers during the WW.

    Do you have similar days to commemorate various events that involve your armed forces?

    I think I have written a post in your comments box. Better stop there!

    God bless!

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    1. Wow, a peek into your traditions in so very welcome!
      I love it....and shame on me for missing the battle at Gallipoli in WWI....

      Yes, it sounds a bit like the sentiment, although not the biscuits, but the parades as our Memorial Day which is the last Monday in May.
      Or Veteran's Day, which is November 11. Veteran's Day used to be called "Armistice Day," which commerated the end of WWI and honored its veterans. But across the decades, I assume b.c there have been so many wars that the USA has been involved in since then, (WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Op Desert Storm and Op Enduring Freedom) it has now become known as a day to celebrate all veterans....

      Well, me too....a com lengthy enouhg to be a post, right?
      But that's what it's all about!
      Conversing ion the com box...

      THANKS Sue, for the comment and for the piece of history...:)

      Love
      C

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