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Thursday, June 21, 2018
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451 Romano-Frankish Army defeats Attila and the Huns at the Catalaunian Plains
1397Union of Kalmar unites Denmark, Sweden, and Norway
1402Battle of Angora: Mongols defeat Ottomans
1567Jews are expelled from Brazil by order of regent Don Henrique
1756Black Hole of Calcutta: Most of the 146 British prisoners die
1779American Reovlution: Battle of Stone Ferry
1782Congress adopts the Great Seal of the United States
1791Varennes: King Louis XVI caught trying to escape Revolutionary France
1813Fifteen U.S. gunboats engage three British ships at Hampton Roads, VA
1815Steam battery Fulton I tested at New York, and accepted by the USN
1837Victoria acends the British throne
1841Texas Pres. Lamar sends 321 men on ill-fated attack on Santa Fe
1864Battle of Kinston, NC
1864Battle of Abingdon, VA
1867US buys Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million
1871Ku Klux Klaners put on trial in federal court in Oxford Miss
1913First naval aviation fatality: Ens W. D. Billingsley killed at Annapolis
1942Japanese submarine I-26 shells Port Estevan, near Vancouver.
1943Japanese attack Australian 17th Bde on Mubo-Lababia Ridge, NE New Guinea
1943Two days of race riots begin in Detroit, 30 die
1943Germans round up Jews in Amsterdam
1944Congress charters Central Intelligence Agency
1963Washington-Moscow "hot line" estbalished
  Today in Military History 

Jun 21, 2018
1498Emperor Maximillian orders Jews are expelled from Nurenberg
1814Belgium annexed to the Kingdom of the Netherlands
1814Vitoria: Wellington's Victory -- the decisive battle of the Peninsular War
1898US ships exchange fire with Spanish batteries at Santiago, Cuba
1915Anti-British revolt in South-Africa ends with arrest of Gen De Law
1916Mexican troops defefat US troops during Pershing's Punative Expedition
1919Scapa Flow: German High Seas Fleet scuttles over 400,000 tons of warships
1942Rommel takes Tobruk in North Africa
1943Marine 4th Raider Bn lands at Segi Point, New Georgia
1943112th Cav RCT (dsmtd) lands on Woodlark Island, off eastern New Guinea
1948Berlin Airlift begins
1962USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 75,190 m
1963Giovanni Battista Montini elected Pope, as Paul VI
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1487Sarzana surrenders to Lorenzo the Magnificent's Florentines
1559Jewish quarter of Prague burned & looted
1611Henry Hudson set adrift by mutineers in the bay that bears his name
1807HMS Leopard makes unprovoked attack on USS Chesapeake
1808First Air Combat (Balloon): M. de Grandpre downs M. le Pique over Paris,
1815Napoleon I abdicates for the second time, after Waterloo
1864Wilson's Raid: Battle of Ream's Station, VA
1884Cdr W S Schley rescues Lt A.W. Greely expedition from Ellesmere I.
1898US ships exchange fire with Spanish batteries at Santiago, Cuba
1898US ships bombard Aguadores, Cuba
1898US blockaders skirmish with Spanish ships off San Juan, P.R.
1898U.S. V Corps commences landing at Siboney and Daiquiri, Cuba
1906Haakon VII crownd king of Norway
1911King George V of England crowned
1915Austro-German forces capture Lemberg from the Russians
1918A troop train rams a circus train at Ivanhoe, Ill, 68 die
1938Joe Louis defeats Max Schmeling in two minutes
1940France signs an armistice with Nazi Germany at Compiegne
1941Operation Barbarossa Begins: Axis invade Russia
1942V-Mail instituted
1944British and Indians relieve Imphal, ending 10 week siege.
1944FDR signs the Servicemen's Readjustment Act, "the GI Bill of Rights"
1945Okinawa: 110,000 Japanese troops, 100,000 civilians, 17,520 US troops died
1955US aircraft on patrol shot down over the Bering Sea by Soviet aircraft
1992Yekaterinburg: Remains of Tsar Nicholas II & his wife identified