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  • Nanchang, China
    Sunday Sep 4, 1927

    Chinese Civil War

    Nationalist forces quickly reoccupied Nanchang

    Nanchang, China
    Sunday Sep 4, 1927

    On August 4, the main forces of the Red Army left Nanchang and headed southwards for an assault on Guangdong. Nationalist forces quickly reoccupied Nanchang while the remaining members of the CPC in Nanchang went into hiding.




  • Changsha, Hunan, China
    Thursday Sep 15, 1927

    Mao Zedong

    Mao's defeat at Changsha

    Changsha, Hunan, China
    Thursday Sep 15, 1927

    Mao was appointed commander-in-chief of the Red Army and led four regiments against Changsha in the Autumn Harvest Uprising, in the hope of sparking peasant uprisings across Hunan. On the eve of the attack, Mao composed a poem—the earliest of his to survive—titled "Changsha". His plan was to attack the KMT-held city from three directions on September 9, but the Fourth Regiment deserted to the KMT cause, attacking the Third Regiment. Mao's army made it to Changsha, but could not take it; by September 15, he accepted defeat and with 1000 survivors marched east to the Jinggang Mountains of Jiangxi.




  • Leiden, Netherlands
    Thursday Sep 29, 1927

    Willem Einthoven

    Death

    Leiden, Netherlands
    Thursday Sep 29, 1927

    Einthoven died in Leiden in the Netherlands and is buried in the graveyard of the Reformed Church at 6 Haarlemmerstraatweg in Oegstgeest. It is encouraged to visit his grave and pay respects.




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