On This Day In History………4th April

 

801 AD

The City of Barcelona is retaken from Moorish Forces today, by The Armies of King Louis The Pious (Aquitaine).

1043

Edward The Confessor is Crowned King of England, today. 

1789

Charles Wilkes (US), was born today. A Naval Officer, Wilkes would lead the first American Expedition to Antarctica. Wilkes Land (off the Continent) – was named in honor of him.

1882

Former Gang Member Robert Ford shoots and kills Jesse James today.

1946

Former Imperial Japanese General Masaharu Homma, is executed today by an Allied War Crimes Tribunal. Homma was in direct Command of Forces responsible for the death of 18,000 Allied Prisoners of War. The Event is memorialized as the infamous "Bataan Death March".