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Two events 1915 & 1945

Discussion in 'On this day' started by John A Silkstone, Oct 12, 2009.


  1. John A Silkstone United Kingdom

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    In 1915 - British nurse Edith Cavell was executed by a German firing squad in Brussels for helping Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium during World War I.

    In 1945 - Private First Class Desmond T. Ross, of Lynchburg, Virginia, was presented the Congressional Medal of Honour for outstanding bravery as a medical corpsman. Ironically, Ross had registered as a conscientious objector upon entering the service.
     

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