1920-1939 | Palestine

20 APRIL

GENERAL STRIKE BY PALESTINIANS AGAINST THE BRITISH AUTHORITIES

Arab protest strikes 7 years earlier in 1929 – Matson Collection – Library of Congress via Wikimedia – first image second image.

[ 20 April 1936 ]

On this day in 1936, a general strike was called in Palestine against the British administration. It was to last for 175 days and during clashes with British troops over one thousand Palestinians were killed.

BRITISH OFFICIALS AND ARISTOCRATS ATTEND HITLER’S BIRTHDAY

[ 20 April 1939 ]

20 April 1939 marked Adolf Hitler’s fiftieth birthday. Less than five months later Britain would be at war with Germany. 

BP OIL RIG EXPLODES CAUSING THE BIGGEST EVER MARITIME OIL SPILL

[ 20 April 2010 ]

On 20 April 2010, a huge explosion at British Petroleum’s Deep Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico became the latest in a series of disasters due to the company’s reckless prioritisation of profits over safety. 

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