Video: 'Invasion Of Albania (1939)'
(Good Friday, April 7, 1939, 4:50 a.m. Central European Time; during the Italian invasion of Albania, part of Interwar period) — Italian troops landed in Albania at dawn today, debarking from sixteen units of the First Italian Naval Squadron at Santi Quaranta, Valona, Durazzo and San Giovanni di Medua. Continue reading Mussolini’s Italy invades Albania 80 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 7 1939)
(Monday, April 6, 1959) — “Raining in My Heart” by Buddy Holly, who died Feb. 3, 1959, at age 22 in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, peaked at #88 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. Continue reading ‘Raining in My Heart’ by Buddy Holly peaks at #88 in USA 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 6 1959)
Video: 'Who Was the First Person to Reach the North Pole? | National Geographic'
(Tuesday, April 6, 1909) — American explorers Robert E. Peary and Matthew A. Henson and four Inuits, Ootah, Egigingwah, Seegloo and Ooqueah, today became the first men to reach the North Pole. Continue reading American explorers Peary, Henson become first people to reach North Pole 110 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 6 1909)