The 4th Army was a Royal Yugoslav Army formation mobilised prior to the
German-led invasion of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia during World War II.
It initially consisted of three infantry divisions, one brigade-strength
detachment, one horse cavalry regiment and one independent infantry
regiment. It was responsible for defending a large section of the
Yugoslav–Hungarian border, being deployed behind the Drava river
between Varaždin and Slatina. Like all Yugoslav formations at the time,
the 4th Army had serious deficiencies in both mobility and firepower,
and it was only partially mobilised when the invasion began on 6 April
1941. The 4th Army put up scattered resistance, but began to withdraw
southwards on 9 April, and on 10 April it ceased to exist as an
operational formation. The remains of the 4th Army were ordered to stop
fighting on 15 April, and the Yugoslav Supreme Command surrendered
unconditionally, effective on 18 April. (This article is part of a
featured topic: 1st Army Group (Kingdom of Yugoslavia).).
Today's selected anniversaries:
Thirty Years' War: A Swedish–German army defeated the forces
of the Catholic League at the Battle of Rain, mortally wounding their
commander Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly.
More than 1,500 people on the Titanic died when the passenger
liner sank after colliding with an iceberg southeast of Newfoundland.
U.S. senator John B. Kendrick introduced a resolution calling
for an investigation of a secret land deal involving U.S. president
Warren G. Harding's administration, leading to the Teapot Dome scandal.
The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress, a long-range, subsonic, jet-
powered, strategic bomber operated by the U.S. Air Force for most of the
aircraft's history, made its first flight.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (not comparable) Of or relating to the Titans, a race of giant gods
in Greek mythology.
2. (by extension)
3. (comparable) Having great size, or great force, power, or strength.
4. (not comparable) Of a conflict or contest: involving equally powerful
5. The R.M.S. Titanic, an ocean liner, supposedly unsinkable, that sank
on its maiden voyage on 15 April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg.
6. A venture that fails spectacularly, especially one perceived as
Wikiquote quote of the day:
From time immemorial to the present day, mankind has been looking
for heroes. People always appreciate heroes. They always support those
who are brave. And always feel who is fighting for the good. During the
50 days of this war, Ukraine became a hero for the whole free world. For
those who have the courage to call a spade a spade. For those who are
not poisoned by propaganda. You have all become heroes. All Ukrainian
men and women who withstood and do not give up. And who will win. Who
will return peace to Ukraine.
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