Thursday, April 20, 2017

This Day In History


23 Apr, 1898 - Spain declares war on the United States
23rd April, 1898 : Spain declares war on the United States on April 23rd, 1898 after rejecting America's ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba. Following the declaration The American Asiatic Squadron under Commodore George Dewey engaged the Spanish Pacific Squadron under Admiral Patricio Montojo y Pasarón in Manila Bay, the Philippines and decimated the Spanish squadron.

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/april23rd.html

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