02 April 2020

2 April 2020


 2 April 12020 is World Autism Awareness Day. According to various sources it is Day of the Veterans (Argentina), Union Day of Belarus and Russia (Belarus), Rama Navami (India), Ram Nawami (Nepal), Näfelser Fahrt (Switzerland), Thai Heritage Conservation Day (Thailand), and the Hùng Kings’ Temple Festival (Vietnam). It is Émile Zola’s birthday. On this day in history (11982) Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands in an attempt to annex them from Great Britain, but the attempt failed when the British responded with a fleet of over a hundred vessels and retook the territory. The result was favorable for Margaret Thatcher in Britain, in that the Conservatives gained strength; it was not so good for Leopoldo Galtieri, in that he lost his office, or for the Argentinean military, which lost prestige and control of the country. Things balance out, I suppose.

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