This Day In History
The Greco-Turkish War, also called "Thirty Days' War", is declared between Greece and the Ottoman Empire.
In an act of civil disobedience, Mohandas Gandhi breaks British law after marching to the sea and making salt.
World War II: The Japanese Navy attacks Colombo in Ceylon (Sri Lanka). Royal Navy cruisers HMS Cornwall and HMS Dorsetshire are sunk southwest of the island.
Cold War: Yugoslav leader Josip "Tito" Broz signs an agreement with the Soviet Union to allow "temporary entry of Soviet troops into Yugoslav territory".
Winston Churchill resigns as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom amid indications of failing health.
Fidel Castro declares himself at war with the President of Cuba.
In the People's Republic of China, the April Fifth Movement leads to the Tiananmen incident.
The Siege of Sarajevo begins when Serb paramilitaries murder peace protesters Suada Dilberovic and Olga Sucic on the Vrbanja Bridge.