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April 29, 1945

Dachau liberated

On April 29, 1945, American forces liberate Dachau, the first concentration camp established by Germany's Nazi regime. Established just five weeks after Adolf Hitler took power as chancellor in 1933, the camp was situated on the outskirts of the town of Dachau, just 12 miles north of Munich. Dachau...

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April 29, 711

Islamic Occupation of Hispania

In 711 the cultural identity of the Iberian Peninsula was to change forever, as it heralded the commencement of the Islamic occupation of Hispania, or Spain. On 29 April, under the leadership of Berber general Tariq ibn-Ziyad, Moorish forces made the short trip across the Strait of Gibraltar, signal...

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