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  • April 20 - The Ottoman Army under Djevdet Bey begins the Siege of Van after its residents refuse to allow the Armenian men to be drafted and slaughtered.
  • April 24 - The Ottoman Empire arrests hundreds of Armenian intellectuals, executing most. Armenians mark this as the start of the Armenian Genocide and commemorate the anniversary.
  • May 19 - The invading Russian Army liberates Van and ends the siege.
  • July 30 - The Russians retreat from Van, forcing the Armenians living there to flee for their lives.