Today in History - July 25

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Thursday, Jul 25 2013 by

1814 – The Battle of Lundy’s Lane (also known as the Battle of Niagara Falls) was a battle of the Anglo-American War of 1812, which took place in present-day Niagara Falls, Ontario. It was one of the bloodiest battles of the war, and one of the deadliest battles ever fought on Canadian soil.

Site of the Battle of Lundy's Lane (StreetView)
Site of the Battle of Lundy's Lane

1993 – The Saint James Church massacre was a massacre perpetrated on St James Church in Kenilworth, Cape Town by four cadres of the Azanian People’s Liberation Army (APLA). 11 members of the congregation were killed and 58 wounded. In 1998, the attackers were granted amnesty for their participation by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Saint James Church massacre (StreetView)
Saint James Church massacre