Sunday, April 17, 2011

On April 17

On this day in ...
... 1946 (65 years ago today), Syria won independence from France, which had exercised a League of Nations-approved mandate over it since shortly after World War I. Nationalist movements had agitated for independence for most of the interim decades. This day is a public holiday in Syria (flag at left).

(Prior April 17 posts are here, here, here, and here.)

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