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1298140 Jews of Heilbron Germany are murdered
1466Second Peace of Thorn
1765Stamp Act Congress meets
1812Napoleon begins his retreat from Moscow
1818US & Chicasaw Indians sign a treaty
1861Skirmish at Big Hurricane Creek, Mo
1862Bertram T. Clayton, Brooklyn's most famous cavalryman, born in Alabama
1863Battle of Buckland Mills, VA
1864Confederates raiders make surprise attack on St Albans, Vermont
1864Battle of Cedar Creek: Phil Sheridan defeats Jubal Early
1879William Tecumseh Sherman says, "War is hell"
1888Jewish settlement of Moshav Gederah is attacked by Arabs
1900Anglo-Boer War: Kruger sails for France on board the Gerderland
1912Tripoli passes from Turkish to Italian control
1915The U.S. submarine base at New London, Connecticut, is established.
1915Russia and Italy declare war on Bulgaria
1926Russian Politburo expels Trotsky & followers
1935Red Chinese "Long March" ends (began Oct 21, 1934)
1950UN forces enter Pyongyang, capital of North Korea
1951Pres Harry S Truman formally ends state of war with Germany
1987US warships destroy Iranian oil platforms in Persian Gulf
  Today in Military History 

Oct 20, 2017
1097First Crusaders arrive in Antioch
1528Treaty of Gorinchem
1600Battle of Sekigahara establishes Tokugawa shogunate in Japan
1740Maria Theresa becomes the ruler of Austria, Hungary, & Bohemia
1824U.S. Schooner Porpoise captures four pirate ships off Cuba.
1883Peru cedes Tarapaca to Chile
1899Anglo-Boer War: Battle of Talana at Dundee, Natal
1936Spanish Republican government flees Madrid for Barcelona
1940Nazis ration cheese in the Netherlands
1942Chinese troops fly over "the Hump" to train in India.
1942Aussie 16th Bde relieves 25th on the Kokoda Trail, Papua.
1944US First Army secures Aachen
1944Russian and Yugoslav troops liberate Belgrade
1944MacArthur returns to the Philippines at Leyte, with 200,000 troops
1952Emergency proclaimed in Kenya due to Mau Mau rebellion
1962Chinese Army occupied Ladakh, claimed by India
1987Ten die as an Air Force jet crashes into a Ramada Inn near Indianapolis
1990Anti-Gulf War protest marches begin in 20 US cities
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1096Sultan Kilidj Arslan of Nicea defeats the First Crusaders
1639Battle of the Dunes: Dutch Tromp defeats Spanish fleet under Oquendo
1797USS Constitution -- Old Ironsides -- is launched in Boston
1805Trafalgar: Nelson's Last and Greatest Victory
1861Skirmishing ends, vicinity Frederickstown/Ironton, Mo (began 17th)
1861Ball's Bluff/Harrison's Landing/Leesburg, Va: Confederate Victory
1864Battle of Westport, Mo
1899Anglo-Boer War: Battle of Elandslaagte
1914Battle of Warsaw ends
1934Red Chinese "Long March" begins (ends Oct 19, 1935)
1937Spanish Nationalists capture Gijon
1941Germans massacre 7,000 people in "reprisals" at Kragujevac, Yugoslavia
1950Chinese forces occupy Tibet
1960HMS Dreadnought, the first British nuclear submarine, is launched
1967Thousands opposing Vietnam War try to storm Pentagon
1971Nobel prize for literature awarded to KGB agent Pablo Neruda