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Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2019 5:21 p.m. PST

This weekend brings three major historical turning points together; Passover
Easter weekend
April 19th (the shot heard around the world)

What other major historical turning points can you think of, and what are your top five?

RudyNelson19 Apr 2019 8:45 p.m. PST

The death chimes due to the combined casualty lists from Vicksburg and Gettysburg which were listed the same edition in most Southern newspapers. It was said that every town in the South lost a citizen that week.

Musketballs19 Apr 2019 10:05 p.m. PST

Death of Henry V, just a few weeks before he would have succeeded to the throne of France.

Assassination of Julius Caesar.

Signing of the Entente Cordiale 1904.

Establishment of the United Nations, 1945.

2nd February 1916: Mk I 'Mother' demonstrated for political & military leaders. Mass production of tanks is authorised.

Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2019 10:06 p.m. PST

I also thought of 1066 in England
The Gutenberg printing press
The Mongol invasions

bogdanwaz20 Apr 2019 5:20 a.m. PST

The beginning of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, April 19, 1943.

AICUSV22 Apr 2019 6:49 p.m. PST

A.H. birthday – Apr.20,
April 21
43 BC Battle of Mutina: Mark Antony is again defeated in battle by Aulus Hirtius, who is killed. Antony fails to capture Mutina and Decimus Brutus is murdered shortly after.
1453 Turkish fleet sinks ships Golden Receiver in Constantinople
1521 Battle at Villalar: Emperor Charles I beats Communards
1526 Battle at Panipat: Central Asian conqueror Babur defeats Sultan Ibrahim Lodi, establishing the Mughal Empire in India
1572 France & England sign anti-Spanish military covenant
1689 William III & Mary Stuart proclaimed King & Queen of England
1836 Battle of San Jacinto, Texas wins independence from Mexico
1898 Spanish-American War: The U.S. Congress, on April 25, recognizes that a state of war exists between the United States and Spain
1918 World War I: German fighter ace Baron Manfred von Richthofen "The Red Baron", shot down and killed over Vaux sur Somme in France
1941 Greece surrenders to nazi-Germany
1945 Soviet army arrives at outskirts of Berlin, US 7th Army reaches Nuremberg
1961 French army revolts in Algeria

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP23 Apr 2019 9:44 a.m. PST

5:29 a.m. on July 16, 1945
For the first time in history humanity possesses a technology that can destroy us all.

13 September 1759, Britain takes Quebec, the start of what would culminate in almost a century of British dominion of most of the world.

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