Events occurring on Tuesday, April 4, 1939  
  Iraq in WW2  
  King Ghazi of Iraq died in an automobile accident in Baghdad. Iraq's council of ministers announced that the next King would be Ghazi's three-year-old baby boy, Feisal II.  
  In Mosul, Iraqis were told by agitators that the British were responsible for the death of King Ghazi. An angry mob rushed the city's British Consulate and dragged out 52-year-old Consul George E.A.C. Monck-Mason. The mob then set fire to the building and stoned Monck-Mason to death.  
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