1960-1969 | Backing dictatorships | Indonesia | Instigating coups

Macmillan urges President Kennedy to ‘liquidate’ Indonesian President Sukarno

27 April 1962 On 27 April 1962, Prime Minister Harold Macmillan arrived in Washington for two days of talks. He was met by a sun tanned President Kennedy, who’s own plane, according to the New York Times, had brought him back from Palm Beach a few minutes earlier.1 The private discussion that followed might shock those…

1800-1859 | Dominica | Executions

Following massacre of black mutineers – eleven survivors executed

27 April 1802 Fort Shirley at Prince Rupert’s Bay on the British controlled island of Dominica was possibly one of the bleakest and most disease ridden outposts in the Caribbean. Perched on a barren headland and hemmed on its landward side by swamps, it was the garrison base for the black troops of the Eighth…

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27 APRIL

FOLLOWING MASSACRE OF BLACK MUTINEERS – ELEVEN SURVIVORS EXECUTED [ 27 April 1802 ] Fort Shirley at Prince Rupert’s Bay on the British controlled island of Dominica was possibly one of the bleakest and most disease ridden outposts in the Caribbean.  MACMILLAN URGES PRESIDENT KENNEDY TO “LIQUIDATE” INDONESIAN PRESIDENT SUKARNO On 27 April 1962, British…