World roundup: November 6 2023
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TODAY IN HISTORY
November 6, 1865: The CSS Shenandoah surrenders in Liverpool, almost six months after Confederate General Joseph Johnston’s surrender at Bennett Place, North Carolina, had ended the US Civil War. The Shenandoah circumnavigated the globe, having set out from England in October 1864 with a mission to disrupt Union commerce. It sailed through the Indian Ocean to Australia, then spent some time attacking US whaling vessels in the North Pacific before planning an attack on San Francisco and then aborting it when its captain, James Waddell, learned of the war’s end. He opted to return to Liverpool and surrender there due to concerns that his crew would be treated as pirates by the US government.
November 6, 1975: The Green March begins
The Israeli military’s (IDF) pulverization of Gaza reached a grim milestone on Monday as Gazan health officials reported that the casualty count in the territory since October 7 has risen to over 10,000 killed—including more than 4000 children—with more than 25,000 wounded. As many as 2000 bodies are thought to still be buried in rubble so even the figure of 10,000 dead, in one month, may not capture the full extent of the carnage. Treating the wounded has become increasingly difficult as 16 of Gaza’s 35 hospitals have been forced to shut down due to lack of fuel to generate electricity, and The Most Moral Army In The World has reportedly attacked the solar panel array at Shifa Hospital in an apparent attempt to knock out that power source.
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