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  • Laos
    Thursday Apr 9, 1953

    First Indochina War

    Giáp began To pressure the French

    Laos
    Thursday Apr 9, 1953

    On April 9, 1953, Giáp, after having failed repeatedly in direct attacks on French positions in Vietnam, changed strategy and began to pressure the French by invading Laos, surrounding and defeating several French outposts such as Muong Khoua.




  • North of Yeoncheon, South Korea
    Thursday Apr 16, 1953

    Korean War

    The Battle of Pork Chop Hill

    North of Yeoncheon, South Korea
    Thursday Apr 16, 1953

    The Battle of Pork Chop Hill comprises a pair of related Korean War infantry battles during April and July of 1953. These were fought while the United Nations Command (UN) and the Chinese and North Koreans negotiated the Korean Armistice Agreement. In the U.S., they were controversial because of the many soldiers killed for terrain of no strategic or tactical value, although the Chinese lost many times the number of US soldiers killed and wounded. The first battle was described in the eponymous history Pork Chop Hill: The American Fighting Man in Action, Korea, Spring 1953, by S.L.A. Marshall, from which the film Pork Chop Hill was drawn. The UN won the first battle but the Chinese won the second battle.




  • U.S.
    Monday Apr 20, 1953

    Marlon Brando

    Cover of Life Magazine

    U.S.
    Monday Apr 20, 1953

    Brando was featured on cover of Life Magazine for his role of Marc Antony, in Shakespeare's Julius Caeser.




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