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Today in History: 26 April 1933


Germany: The Gestapo Comes Into Existence

On this day in 1933, Nazi Germany’s secret police force, the Gestapo (Gehaime Staatspolizei), is established.

For more visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gestapo

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Today in History: 24 April 1800


The United States Library of Congress is Established

On this day in 1800 the United States Library of Congress is established, with the then president John Adams, signing legislation for $5000 US to purchase the first books for the library.

For more visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Library_of_Congress

Books:
History of the Library of Congress – Volume 1 (1800-1864), by William Dawson Johnston


Today in History: 01 March 1872


USA: Yellowstone National Park Established

On this day in 1872, the world’s first national park was established in the United States – Yellowstone National Park.

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellowstone_National_Park


Today in History – 25 April 1915


ANZAC: First Landings at Gallipoli – Turkey

Around the world today, Australians and New Zealanders will be remembering the fallen, on what is now known to us as ANZAC Day. ANZAC Day is remembered annually on the anniversary of the first major military action fought by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps during World War I. On this day in 1915, ANZAC troops landed on the beach of what is now Anzac Cove. Gallipoli was evacuated in December 1915. The campaign was a disaster, but a legend was born out of it, that of ANZAC.

ABOVE: Map Showing the Location of Gallipoli

ANZAC Day was officially held for the first time in 1916 with a number of ceremonies and services held in Australia, New Zealand, England and Egypt. It was not until 1927 however, that Australians held their first uniform remembrance day and it became more established after that.

From the Second World War, ANZAC Day took on a broader significance, as a day to remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country in both Australia and New Zealand.

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