Monthly Archives: April 2013

April 30, This day during the World War ll

April 30, 1941 – The Battle of Greece  is the common name for the invasion of Greece by Nazi Germany in April 1941. It followed a previous, unsuccessful Italian invasion known as the Greco-Italian War. It is usually distinguished from … Continue reading

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April 30, This day during Lord Dunmore’s War of 1774.

April 30, 1774 – Yellow Creek Massacre was a brutal killing of several Mingos by Virginia frontiersmen on April 30, 1774 that was one of the main incidents that contributed to Lord Dunmore’s War. It was carried out by a … Continue reading

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April 30 This day during the American Indian War

April 30, 1871 – Camp Grant massacre on April 30, 1871, was an attack on Pinal and Aravaipa Apaches who surrendered to the United States Army at Camp Grant, Arizona, along the San Pedro River. The massacre led to a … Continue reading

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April 30, This day during the Vietnam War

April 30, 1975 – Operation Frequent Wind was the evacuation by helicopter of American civilians and “at-risk” Vietnamese from Saigon, South Vietnam, on 29–30 April 1975 during the last days of the Vietnam War. More than 7,000 people were evacuated … Continue reading

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April 30, This day during the Vietnam War

April 30, 1975 – The Fall of Saigon was the capture of Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, by the People’s Army of Vietnam and the National Liberation Front on April 30, 1975. The event marked the end of the … Continue reading

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April 30, This day during the Vietnam War

April 30, 1975 – The 1975 Spring Offensive was a series of increasingly large-scale and ambitious offensive operations by the North Vietnam and the Viet Cong that began on 13 December 1974. The eventual goal of these operations was to … Continue reading

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April 30, This day during the Vietnam War

April 30, 1962 – Operation Sunrise was the first phase of a long range counter-offensive against the Viet Cong. It was launched in the Ben Cat region of the Binh Duong Province (35 miles from Saigon). It began the Strategic … Continue reading

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