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Today in History: 17 April 1941


WWII: The Kingdom of Yugoslavia Surrenders to Germany

On this day in 1941, the Kingdom of Yugoslavia surrendered to Nazi Germany in World War II.

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Today in History: 13 April 1861


Fort Sumter Surrenders to Confederate Troops

ABOVE: Fort Sumter

ABOVE: Fort Sumter from the Charleston Defences

On this day in 1861, Fort Sumter, the island fort in the entrance to Charleston Harbor surrendered to Confederate troops following a fierce bombardment that had begun the previous day. The Battle of Fort Sumter was the first major battle of the American Civil War.

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

Books:
Within Fort Sumter, by A. Fletcher
Major Robert Anderson and Fort Sumter, by Eba Anderson Lawton


Today in History: 27 March 1886


Apache Warrior Geronimo Surrenders

ABOVE: GERONIMO

 

On this day in 1886, the Apache Wars draw to a conclusion with the surrender of Geronimo in the United States. According to Geronimo, the terms of his surrender were not met, which if true, was yet another example of the lack of honour of generations of Americans when dealing with native Indians. In his latter years, Geronimo regretted his surrender and was never allowed to return to his homeland.

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

Book:
Geronimo’s Story of His Life, by Geronimo & S. M. Barrett


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