First prisoners at Auschwitz: 14 June 1940 – This Day in History
On this day in 1940, the first transport of Polish political prisoners arrived at Auschwitz, which became Nazi Germany’s largest concentration, extermination, and slave-labour camp, where more than one million people died.
More Events on this day:
1807: Napoleon won the Battle of Friedland, leading to a treaty with Alexander I of Russia.
1800: Napoleon and his troops defeated the Austrians in the Battle of Marengo, securing his military and civilian authority in Paris.
1777: The Continental Congress approved the Stars and Stripes as the first national flag of the United States.
1658: The French and English defeated Spanish forces near Dunkirk (then in the Spanish Netherlands) in the Battle of the Dunes.
1645: The parliamentary New Model Army led by Oliver Cromwell defeated the royalists under Prince Rupert in the Battle of Naseby.
Source: Encyclopædia Britannica Online Daily
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