Daily Archives: April 25, 2012

Korean prisoner of war talks off indefinititely 60 years ago today (1952)


Video: POW talks shut down (at 9:30)

(Friday, April 25, 1952, during the Korean War, part of the Cold War) — Negotiations for an exchange of war prisoners were suspended indefinitely today in Panmunjom, Korea, when the Communists angrily accused the Allies of refusing to return 100,000 of the 170,000 Reds in their hands. Continue reading Korean prisoner of war talks off indefinititely 60 years ago today (1952)

Grant writes to his wife about being removed from field command 150 years ago today (1862)


Video: April 25, 1862 (at 47:09)

(Friday, April 25, 1862, during the American Civil War) — U.S. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant wrote his wife Julia today from Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee, to inform her that he had been removed from field command two weeks before by Gen. Henry W. Halleck after the frightful losses (including nearly 3,500 deaths) in the victory of the Battle of Shiloh.