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Friday, September 18, 2020
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1394Jews are expelled from France by order of King Charles VI
1631Battle of Breitenfeld: King Gustavus Adolphus defeats General Tilly
1745Edinburgh occupied by Jacobites under the Young Pretender
1859Norton I proclaims himself Emperor of America, in San Francisco
1861Skirmish at Morristown, Mo
1861Combat at Blue Mills, Mo
1862Battle of Mumfordville, KY: US Col John Wilder surrenders
1862Battle of Cumberland Gap, TN
1862Battle of Antietam: Bloodiest day of Civil War, over 3,000 die
1895Second Class Battleship Maine commissioned
1901Anglo-Boer War: Botha cuts up Gough's force at Blood River Poort
1916Seventh Battle of the Isonzo ends (from Sep 4)
1939Soviet Union invades Poland
1939German U-boat sinks British aircraft carrier Courageous
1943B-24s bomb Tarawa, Gilbert I, from Canton and Funafuti.
1943Load of "ammunition in transit" explodes at Norfolk Naval Air Station
1944Operation Market Garden: Allied Airborne invasion of the Netherlands
1944Elms 81st Div land on Anguar, near Peleliu.
1944Dutch begin railroad strike against German occupiers
1944USAAF abandons airbase at Kweilin, China, as the Japanese close in.
1947James Forrestal sworn in as first Secretary of Defense
1949North Atlantic Council meets for the first time
1978Begin, Sadat, & Carter sign Camp David Accords
  Today in Military History 

Sep 18, 2020
1739Treaty of Belgrade: Austria cedes Belgrade to Turks
1755Ft Ticonderoga, NY opens
1778US concludes its first treat with an Indian nation, the Delaware
1806Fra Diavolo defeated by the French near Itri, Naples
1851The New-York Times begins publication
1860Sardinians defeat Papal Army at Castefidardo
1861Skirmish at Barboursville, Wva
1864Battle of Martinsburg WV
1914South African troops land in German South West Africa
1914Battle of Aisne ends; Germans hold off the French, trench warfare begins
1918Battle of Megiddo (Palestine) begins
1931Japan takes Manchuria, renames it Manchukuo
1934USSR admitted to League of Nations
1940Italians troops capture Sidi Barrani
1942British troops land at Tamatave, on the east coast of Madagascar.
1943B-24s bomb Tarawa, in the Gilbert Islands.
1982Christian militia kills 600 Palestinians in Lebanon, the Jews are blamed
1988Coup in Haiti
1991Space shuttle STS 48 (Discovery 14) lands
1992Space Shuttle STS 47 (Endeavor 2) lands
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1356English defeat French at Battle of Poitiers
1676Rebels under Nathaniel Bacon burn Jamestown, Va
1777Battle of Freeman's Farm (1st Battle of Saratoga)
1862Battle of Iuka, Miss
1863Battle of Chickamauga begins
18643rd Battle of Winchester Virginia (Opequon)
1870Franco-Prussian War: Germans lay siege to Paris
1890Turkish frigate Ertogrul burns off of Japan, 540 die
1939German Army murders 100 Jews in Lukov, Poland
1939British Expeditionary Force reaches France
1940Nazi decree forbids gentile woman from working in Jewish homes
1943U.S carrier aircraft and B-24s raid Tarawa.
1945Lord Haw Haw (William Joyce) sentenced to death in London
1957First underground nuclear explosion, Las Vegas, Nevada
1959Nikita Khrushchev is denied access to Disneyland
1973Carl XVI Gustaf becomes King of Sweden
1988Israel launches 1st satellite, for secret military reconnaissance