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The Race to Rangoon 1945

After the Allies success at Kohima and Imphal in 1944, General 'Bill' Slim's desire was to get to Rangoon as soon as was feasible. Rangoon was the major port that Slim believed the Allies needed if they were to defeat the supply problems that had dogged the Burma campaign. Such was the nature of Burma that much of what the Allies needed had to be flown in and aerial supplies were notoriously difficult to predict.
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Lenin returns to Russia from exile

On April 16, 1917, Vladimir Lenin, leader of the revolutionary Bolshevik Party, returns to Petrograd after a decade of exile to take the reins of the Russian Revolution.Born Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov in 1870, Lenin was drawn to the revolutionary cause after his brother was executed in 1887 for plotting to assassinate Czar Alexander III.
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Militia slaughters strikers at Ludlow, Colorado

Ending a bitter coal-miners’ strike, Colorado militiamen attack a tent colony of strikers, killing dozens of men, women and children.When the evictions failed to end the strike, the Rockefeller interests hired private detectives that attacked the tent colonies with rifles and Gatling guns. The miners fought back, and several were killed.
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Industrial Revolution

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