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Memorable Events That Occurred Between April 19th & April 25th

and Helped To Shape Today’s World.
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April 19th to April 25th

“While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.” Ronald Reagan

 

`April 19th – In 1942, 16 B-25 bombers under the command of General Jimmy Doolitle took off

30 seconds over Tokyofrom the aircraft carrier Hornet in the Western Pacific and bombed Tokyo in retaliation for Pearl Harbor.

April 19th The Revolutionary War begins in 1775 with the battles of Lexington and Concord (Mass.).concord

April 19th Texas wins its independence from Mexico on this date in 1836.

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                   The Battle at The Alamo

April 23rd In 1960 “The Crusty Conservative” and his wife Pat are married in Norristown Pennsylvania.

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   Frank & Pat Fleming                       4/23/60

April 24th Spain declares war on America 1898.

April 25th U. S. and Soviet troops meet and join forces at Germany’s Elbe River in 1945 signaling the practical end of World War II in Europe.

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     US & Soviet Forces meet at the Elbe River 

The Crusty Conservative

4/19/15

The Crusty Conservative

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“… individuals may injure a whole society, by not declaring their sentiments.

It is therefore not only their right, but their duty, to declare them.”

–John Dickinson, Letters of Fabius, 1788

 

Memorable Events That Occurred Between April 5th & April 18th

and Helped To Shape Today’s World.
American flag flying

April 5th to April 18th

“While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.” Ronald Reagan

 

April 5th In 1968, Washington DC was occupied by U. S. troops in an attempt to protect public officials, citizens and property. Machine gun emplacements were set up at the Capitol, White House as well as other public buildings to protect them from black rioters who were looting and burning the Nation’s Capital. All routes into the city were closed and secured by armed troops while fire departments were called in from as far away as Pennsylvania to battle the fires started by the looting arsonists.

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Washington, DC April 1968

 

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US Army patrols DC 1968

April 6th Admiral Perry, in 1909, became the first man to reach the North Pole where he planted the American Flag.

April 9th General Robert E Lee, in 1865, surrendered the Confederate Army to General U. S. Grant at Appomattox Virginia – effectively ending the War Between the States.

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Grant & Lee at Appomatox

April 11th – in 1951, President Harry S. Truman fired General Douglas Mc Arthur, a World War II hero and the Commander of all U. S. Forces in Asia, for publicly disagreeing with him on the prosecution of the Korean War.

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General Mac Arthur leads          US return to the                  Philippines in 1945

April 12thConfederate forces In 1861 fired on Union held Fort Sumter in South Carolina beginning the War Between the States.

April 13th President Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence, was born in 1743.

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    President Thomas                        Jefferson

April 14th Lincoln assassinated in 1865.

April 18th – Paul Revere undertakes his famous ride in 1775 to warn the Massachusetts’ town folk that “The British Are Coming”

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The Crusty Conservative

4/12/15

The Crusty Conservative

 Flying Flag w Eagle

“… individuals may injure a whole society, by not declaring their sentiments.

It is therefore not only their right, but their duty, to declare them.”

–John Dickinson, Letters of Fabius, 1788