April 22, 1945 – Hitler admits defeat

April 22, 1945 – Hitler admits defeat

On this day in 1945, Adolf Hitler, learning from one of his generals that no German defense was offered to the Russian assault at Eberswalde, admits to all in his underground bunker that the war is lost and that suicide is his only recourse.

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April 18, 1989 – Chinese students protest against government

April 18, 1989 – Chinese students protest against government

Thousands of Chinese students take to the streets in Beijing to protest government policies and issue a call for greater democracy in the communist People’s Republic of China (PRC).

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April 9, 1917 – Battle of Vimy Ridge

April 9, 1917 – Battle of Vimy Ridge

Many historians have pointed to the victory at Vimy Ridge during World War I as a moment of greatness for Canada, when it emerged from Britain’s shadow to attain its own measure of military achievement.

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