[Daily article] April 25: Lancashire Fusiliers War Memorial

The Lancashire Fusiliers War Memorial is a First World War memorial
originally dedicated to members of the Lancashire Fusiliers killed in
that conflict, and later rededicated to all fusiliers killed in action.
It was unveiled on 25 April 1922, the seventh anniversary of the landing
at Cape Helles, part of the Gallipoli Campaign in which the regiment
suffered particularly heavy casualties. It is now located outside the
Fusilier Museum in Gallipoli Gardens in Bury, Greater Manchester
(historically in Lancashire), in north-west England. The prominent
architect Edwin Lutyens, whose father and great uncle were officers in
the regiment, designed a tall, slender obelisk in Portland stone, with
inscriptions containing the regiment’s motto and a dedication, and the
regiment’s cap badge carved near the top. The memorial was designated a
Grade II listed building in 1992. It was upgraded to II* in 2015, and
later that year was recognised as part of a national collection of
Lutyens’ war memorials.

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Today’s selected anniversaries:


Pope Leo III was attacked by partisans of his predecessor Adrian
I, but was rescued and taken to Charlemagne, as described in the epic
Karolus magnus et Leo papa.


An open conflict between the military forces of the United
States and Mexico began over the disputed border of Texas north of the
Rio Grande and south of the Nueces River, later serving as a primary
justification for the Mexican–American War.


First World War: Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed
at Anzac Cove while British and French troops landed at Cape Helles to
begin the Allied invasion of the Gallipoli peninsula in the Ottoman


Violeta Chamorro took office as the President of Nicaragua, the
first woman elected in her own right as a head of state in the Americas.


A 7.8 MW earthquake struck Nepal, resulting in 8,964 deaths and
21,952 injuries.

Wiktionary’s word of the day:

The lower, dense stratum of a meromictic lake (one with permanently
stratified layers) that does not mix with the waters above.

Wikiquote quote of the day:

  You can judge the quality of their faith from the way they
behave. Discipline is an index to doctrine.  

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