Tuesday the twelveth
A fine day but so windy. Edith washed but we felt like wrecks I puttered around + did some mending in the afternoon no one in. one envies the clams they at least get a view of the ocean. Read aloud in “the lucky sixpence” + went to bed.
On this day in history: April 12, 1927 (Tuesday)
Shanghai massacre of 1927: Weeks after his Kuomintang Army had taken control of Shanghai with the aid of Communist workers in the city, Chiang Kai-shek turned against his allies and gave the order for the massacre of members of party and its sympathizers. At 3:00 in the morning, gangleader Du Yuesheng began attacks at the Zhabei District. More than 4,000 leftists were killed in Shanghai, and hundreds more elsewhere. Communist leaderZhou Enlai, who would later become the Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of China when Chiang’s forces were driven out in 1949, was able to escape from the city.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland came into being with the renaming of the Kingdom.
At 8:30 in the evening, a tornado destroyed the town of Rocksprings, Texas.
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