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Short history thread: #OnThisDay Operation Retribution (Unternehmen Strafgericht) took place: Nazi Germany & its allies bombarded and then invaded Yugoslavia for refusing to side with them in WWII. 1/8
My granpa Major Petar Radjenovic was an airman in the Royal Yugoslav Air Force; he sortied German tank columns but as the war was lost they were ordered to take their fleet to Greece and join the RAF. His Dornier Do17 light bomber got downed by German flak but he survived 2/8
Granpa's wing commander Major Dusan Milojevic (pictured left) however made it to Greece, then evacuated to Egypt with the RAF and eventually joined the U.S. Air Force. He and 40 other Yugoslav airmen were taken to the U.S. to train as B-24 Liberator crews 3/8
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#OnThisDay 1930: British Colonial Office on the tendency of Britain's inter-war pro-Palestinian and anti-Zionist activists to be inspired by "general anti-Semite sentiments"

[A short thread on British fascism and Palestine/ 1]
This comment was inspired by an intelligence report from the Metropolitan Police, reporting that the Palestine Arab delegation in London (including Haj Amin al-Husseini) had been associating with people like Captain R. Gordon-Canning
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This, despite a very explicit warning from the British High Commissioner in Palestine, Sir John Chancellor, that this was *the one thing he didn't want to happen*
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Jesse Owens died #OnThisDay in 1980.

For Adolf Hitler and the Nazis, the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games were expected to be a German showcase and a statement for Aryan supremacy.

After Owens won the 100-meter event, a furious Hitler stormed out of the stadium.
Jesse Owens captured four gold medals (the 100 meter, the long jump, the 200 meter and the 400-meter relay) and broke two Olympic records.

Owens’ world record for the broad jump would last 25 years until being broken by Olympian Irvin Roberson in 1960.
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#Efemérides #TalDíaComoHoy #OnThisDay #MiguelHernández

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1942.

Hoy, 28 de marzo, fallecía MIGUEL HERNÁNDEZ GILABERT (n. 1910), poeta y dramaturgo.

Adscrito a la Generación del 27, destacó por la hondura y autenticidad de sus versos y su compromiso social.
Fue delatado y detenido en Orihuela, y ya en la prisión de la plaza del Conde de Toreno, en Madrid, fue juzgado y condenado a muerte en marzo de 1940.

Se le conmutó la pena de muerte por 30 años de cárcel.

Pasó por Huelva, Sevilla, Palencia, Ocaña, y el Reformatorio de Adultos
de Alicante.

Falleció en la enfermería de la prisión alicantina, víctima de un proceso tuberculoso, a las 5:32 de la mañana del 28 de marzo de 1942.

Tenía 31 años.

De esta forma se truncó una de las trayectorias más prometedoras de las letras españolas del siglo XX.
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#TaldíaComoHoy #Obituario #OnThisDay #AlbertUderzo

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FALLECE ALBERT UDERZO.

Hoy, 24 de marzo, ha fallecido Alberto Aleandro Uderzo, ALBERT UDERZO (n. Fismes, 25 de abril de 1927), dibujante, director, portadista, historietista, guionista, ilustrador y creador.
De ascendencia italiana, comenzó en la profesión en 1945.

Sus participaciones en la historieta gala son muy populares (_Tanguy et Laverdure_, _Oumpah-pah_...), pero a todas las eclipsó su obra _Astérix_ con Goscinny, nacida el 29 de octubre de 1959.
Nunca ocultó el hecho de que prefería a Obélix antes que a Astérix, porque lo creó él mismo, sin René Goscinny, en 1959, cuando la serie fue lanzada en las páginas de la revista Pilote, y porque, sin atreverse a admitirlo a sí mismo, Obélix era un poco como él.
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Vandaag in 1899 werd architect Siebe Jan Bouma geboren. Zijn werk:

👉Kantoor Gemeentewerken, Groningen
👉Grafisch Museum, Groningen
👉Muziekkoepel, Groningen
👉Siebe Jan Boumaschool, Groningen

#OnThisDay
Nog vier andere werken van Siebe Jan Bouma in Groningen:

👉Brugwachtershuisje bij de A-brug 
👉Van Hasseltschool 
👉Transformatorhuisje
👉Woningcomplex
Bouma vertrok in 1942 uit Groningen. Hij werd directeur van het Nederlands Openluchtmuseum in Arnhem. In 1948 werd hij aangesteld als eerste directeur van het Zuiderzeemuseum in Enkhuizen.
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#Efemérides #TalDíaComoHoy #OnthisDay #Cinema #Cinematography #Actor #PepeIsbert

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1886.

Hoy, 3 de marzo, nacía José Enrique Benito y Emeterio Ysbert Alvarruiz, PEPE ISBERT (f. 1966), un actor esencial en la historia del cine español.
Con 93 películas en su haber, su peculiar físico y su voz lo convirtieron en uno de los actores preferidos del público, en especial por su sentido del humor.

Estudió Comercio y obtuvo el título de la Escuela Central, trabajando después como profesor de Mercantil y llegando a
ocupar un puesto en el Tribunal de Cuentas.

Llegó al teatro a los diecinueve años, cuando debutó con la compañía del Teatro Apolo, en la obra “El iluso Cañizares”, con la mediación de Carlos Arniches, familiar suyo, cambiando su apellido original por el artístico de Isbert.
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#Efemérides #TalDíaComoHoy #OnThisDay #Filmography #Movie #IConfess #AlfredHitchcock

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1953.

Hoy, día 28 de febrero, era la Premiere, en EE.UU. de la película "I Confess", de Alfred Hitchcock.
El guión era de George Tbaori y William Archibald.

Un sacerdote, sospechoso de asesinato, no puede desvelar al culpable sin romper el secreto de confesión.

El elenco, en los principales papeles: Montgomery Clift, Anne Baxter, Karl Malden, Brian Aherne, O.E. Hasse y Dolly Haas.
Basada en la obra teatral francesa de 1902 _Nos deux consciences_, de Paul Anthelme, se rodó en Quebec, con exteriores de la ciudad e interiores de iglesias y otros edificios emblemáticos, como el Château Frontenac.
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#Efemérides #TalDíaComoHoy #OnThisDay #Cinema #Cinematography #Filmmaker #VincenteMinnelli

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1903.

Hoy, 28 de febrero, nacía Lester Anthony Minnelli, VINCENTE MINNELLI (f. 1986), director de cine americano.
Otorgó sofisticación y vitalidad a los musicales filmados en los años 40 y 50.

LOS PRIMEROS AÑOS. VIDA Y TRABAJO.

Su padre Vincent Minnelli era un músico italiano y su madre, Mina Le Beau, cantante franco-canadiense.

Cuando fue adulto adoptó el nombre de su padre, a la
italiana.

“The Minnelli Brothers Mighty Dramatic Company Under Canvas”, de los Hermanos Minnelli viajó por todo el Medio Oeste, y Lester actuaba en el escenario desde niño.

Sus padres se establecieron en Delaware, Ohio, pero Lester se mudó a Chicago después de graduarse de la
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#Efemérides #TalDíaComoHoy #OnthisDay #BOTD #Cinema #Cinematography #Actor #AntonioFerrandis

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1921.

Hoy, 28 de febrero, nacía Antonio Ferrandis Monrabal, ANTONIO FERRANDIS (f. 2000), actor de cine y teatro.
Con 46 años de profesión a sus espaldas casi sólo es recordado por el personaje de Chanquete (“Verano azul”, 1981), y por ser el protagonista de la primera película española ganadora de un premio Óscar a la Mejor película de habla no inglesa, “Volver a empezar” (1982).
Pero Antonio ya tenía tras de sí una sólida carrera como actor, sobre todo en teatro, durante esos mencionados casi 5 decenios.

DISTINCIONES:

-Premio del Sindicato Nacional del Espectáculo en 1966.

-Premio Fotogramas de Plata 1966.

-Premio Nacional de Teatro en 1970.
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#Efemérides #TalDíaComoHoy #OnthisDay #HappyBirthday #BOTD #Cinematography #Actress #ElizabethTaylor

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1932.

Hoy, 27 de febrero, nacía Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, ELIZABETH TAYLOR (f. 2011), actriz británica-estadounidense de cine, teatro y televisión
Con 61 años de trayectoria (1942-2003) fue
ganadora de 2 Óscar (entre 5 nominaciones), por “Butterfield 8” (1960, e Daniel Mann), “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” (1966, de Mike Nichols) y el Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award (1993), por su labor en causas humanitarias.
HONORES Y DISTINCIONES.

Además de los 3 Óscar mencionados estaba en posesión de:

-5 Globos de Oro (1957, 1960, 1969, 1974, 1985), 3 premios BAFTA británicos (1967, 1999, 2005) y el David de Donatello (1972).

-Oso de Plata del Festival de Berlín (1972), por “Pacto con el
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One time, my wife and I broke down on the Washington Bridge. Being a Perceptive Husband, I sensed she was stressed by the honks & yells of helpful NYers as we shoved our car to the shoulder, so I said: “Honey, this is nothing. The 54th Massachusetts pushed a TRAIN once.”
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#OnThisDay in 1864, the 54th Massachusetts (yes, of “Glory” fame, but you won’t see this scene in the movie) woke up before dawn. They were still recovering from the previous day, when their courageous stand saved the Union force at Olustee, Florida’s only major Civil War battle.
As the rest of the Union force at Olustee wavered and broke, the 54th Massachusetts advanced to protect the retreat. They shouted "Massachusetts and Seven Dollars a Month!" as they charged, to protest being paid less than the white soldiers WHOSE ASSES THEY WERE SAVING.
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US #opening #argument CIA officers exposed, years of work at a cost of millions of dollars lost; US cyber weapons available for any to use against US. [20200204]
#Schulte is on trial for leaking CIA cyber weapons to WikiLeaks. US #opening #argument says his motive: disgruntled, started #information #war against CIA even in pretrial confinement (referencing attempted leaking class info to #WikiLeaks and disinfo campaign). 20200204 #day1
US #opening #argument stresses CIA relied on #Schulte & others. 'CIA had to be able to trust group of elite programmers. In #2015 he was given special level of trust. He became a #sysadmin for CIA software. He had super access. #Schulte was the 'catastrophe' 202004 #day1
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75 years ago today over 7,000 prisoners of the German Nazi #Auschwitz camp, including ca. 700 children, were liberated by the soldiers of the Soviet army. 1,689 days of murder, humiliation, suffering, and pain were over. Today we all remember. | #Auschwitz75 #OnThisDay
Between 1940-1945 German Nazis deported ca. 1,3 million people to #Auschwitz: 1,1 mln Jews, 150k Poles, 23k Roma, 15k Soviet POWs & 25k others incl. almost 400 Jehova's witnesses and at least 77 homosexuals. Around 1,1 million people were murdered in Auschwitz, 90% Jews.
Out of 1,3 million deported 400,000 people became prisoners of the camp while 900,000 people were murdered in gas chambers after arrival. The estimated number of people murdered in the German Nazi Auschwitz camp is: 1 mln Jews, 75k Poles, 21k Roma, 14k Soviet POWs & 12k others.
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The British writer George Orwell died 70 years ago #onthisday, aged 46. As well as believing in the moral power of language, Orwell understood the dangers of its corruption. Seventy years after his death, Orwell has never been more relevant to the world we inhabit. #orwellday
From the corruption of the media to pervasive new technologies, from poverty and inequality to the rise of political extremism, George Orwell's concerns are as germane to our time as they were to the circumstances in which his novels, non-fiction and journalism were conceived.
At @TheOrwellPrize, we are hard at work to sustain this remarkable legacy. Through our Prizes, events and programmes, in partnership with @OrwellYouthPriz, we use Orwell's work to promote honest writing and reporting, uncover hidden lives and confront uncomfortable truths.
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18 January 1945 | In the early morning female camp at Birkenau began the evacuation. On that day around 5,345 women left the camp and began the Death March. #Auschwitz #OnThisDay 1/4
18 January 1945 | The prisoners of Auschwitz III-Monowitz were evacuated in columns of 1,000 people. The Germans left behind in the camp 850 sick prisoners. #Auschwitz #OnThisDay 2/4
18 January 1945 | Before evacuation of Gleiwitz I subcamp SS shot several dozen of sick, lame and weakened prisoners. auschwitz.org/en/history/aus… #Auschwitz #OnThisDay 3/4
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Es ist der 18.12.1989 - der Tag vor Kohls Schwarzrotgold-Besuch in Dresden. #NeuesForum warnt vor Einheitstaumel. Neonazis drohen der Gedenkstätte Buchenwald. Ein #Thread zur #Wende1989 #OnThisDay
In Ostberlin tagt der #RunderTisch zum 2. Mal, #NeuesForum fordert ein Veto-Recht und eine Offenlegung aller Regierungsaktivitäten. Auch Kohls bevorstehender #Dresden-Besuch wird diskutiert. #Wende1989 #OnThisDay
Eine Mehrheit am #RunderTisch begrüßt den bevorstehenden Auftritt des Kanzlers. In #Dresden laufen sich schon die Claquere warm - am 18.12.1989 demonstrieren Zehntausende und fordern die »Deutsche Einheit«. #Wende1989 #OnThisDay
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#OnThisDay in 1941, the Pearl Harbor naval base was attacked by the Japanese. The news and photos of the attack had created a desire for vengeance and a marked surge in patriotism. In response to the 2,400 deaths of American servicemen, President Roosevelt proposed to Congress...
... the declaration of war on Japan. A nation previously divided over the issue of intervening in a foreign war swung united behind a policy of forcing unconditional surrender on its enemies. Hitler saved Congress the trouble of a debate by declaring war on America....
... the United States had no intelligence on its potential rivals. The US did not even know the names of the advanced Japanese planes that swooped out of the sky on Pearl Harbor. It was only in November 1942 that a unit would be established by the Navy to begin this work...
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#OnThisDay in 1917, two ships collided and caught fire in Halifax Harbor. As it became clear that a cargo of explosives would detonate, telegraph operator Vince Coleman stayed at his post, sending warnings to surrounding towns and holding all incoming trains.
Coleman's last transmission read, "Hold up the train. Ammunition ship afire in harbor making for Pier 6 and will explode. Guess this will be my last message. Good-bye boys.”
At 9:04am local time, the ship exploded. It was the largest manmade explosion prior to the invention of the atom bomb. 10,000 Haligonians were killed or injured, and much of the city was leveled.
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Who killed Abdallah Azzam? Here’s a thread on the biggest murder mystery in the history of Islamism, which happened #OnThisDay 30 years ago. I spent 12 years writing his biography, so I’ll share some new info and rare pictures
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In 1989, Abdallah Azzam was the most influential jihadi ideologue in the world. A Palestinian preacher and Muslim Brother, he led had the mobilization of Arab fighters to Afghanistan in the 1980s. Widely published, well travelled, he was something of an Islamist superstar
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The assassination happened in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Friday 24 Nov 1989 at 12.20pm. Azzam had almost reached the “Arab mosque”, where he was due to give the Friday sermon, when a roadside bomb exploded under the car, killing him and his sons Muhammad and Ibrahim
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#OnThisDay in 1938, Night of Broken Glass, a pogrom against Jews carried out by SA paramilitary forces and civilians throughout Nazi Germany.

The rioters destroyed 267 synagogues throughout Germany, Austria and the Sudetenland.
Over 7,000 Jewish businesses were damaged or destroyed, and 30,000 Jewish men were arrested and incarcerated in concentration camps.
Estimates of fatalities caused by the attacks have varied. Early reports estimated that 91 Jews had been murdered. Modern analysis of German scholarly sources puts the figure much higher.
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#OnThisDay 30 years ago, Margaret Thatcher became the first leader of any major nation to call for a #UnitedNations treaty on #climate change
You can watch the speech here or read it here margaretthatcher.org/document/107817 - it remains IMHO one of the best speeches ever given on the subject, especially given the year and the context
Unusually for any leader's #UNGA speech, she devoted the entire thing to a single issue - '...the threat to our global environment'
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#OnThisDay in 1867, Marie Curie was born. Curie became the first woman to win a @NobelPrize, she is the only woman to win twice and the only person to have been awarded the prize in two different sciences.
She shared the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics with her husband Pierre Curie and physicist Henri Becquerel for their work on radioactivity. She won the 1911 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her discovery of radium and polonium.
The Curie's research was crucial in the development of x-rays in surgery. During World War One Curie helped to equip ambulances with x-ray equipment, which she herself drove to the front lines.
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