history fact – April 9, 2017

Today is Palm Sunday, April 9, the 99th day of 2017. There are 266 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On April 9, 1942, during World War II, some 75,000 Philippine and American defenders on Bataan surrendered to Japanese troops, who forced the prisoners to travel on foot more than 60 miles to a prison camp in what became known as the Bataan Death March. (Thousands died or were killed en route.)

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