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Friday, September 21, 2018
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451 Roman General Aetius defeats Attila the Hun at Chalons-sur-Marne
622 Mohammad's Hegira
1378Anti-pope Robert of Geneva, "the butcher of Cesena" crowned as Clement VII
1565Spaniards capture Fort Caroline, Fla, & massacre the French settlers
1697Peace of Saki (ends Nine Years' War/War of English Succession)
1700Prince of Macchia leads an anti-Spanish coup at Naples (fails Sep 23)
1792French defeat Prussians at Valmy
1797US frigate Constitution - "Old Ironsides" -- launched in Boston
1854British & French defeat Russians at the Alma, in the Crimea
1860The Prince of Wales visits New York, the "Fighting 69th" mutinies
1861Confederates capture Lexington, Mo (invested on the 12th)
1862Prussian minister Otto von Bismarck says Germany needs "Blood and Iron."
1863Battle of Shepardstown, VA
1863Battle of Chickamauga, ends in Confederate victory
1870Italian troops capture Rome from Pope Pius IX
1881Former New York Quartermaster General Chester A Arthur becomes president
1912Montenegro invades Turkey, igniting First Balkan War
1979Emperor Bokassa I of the Central African Empire overthrown
1984Suicide car bomb attacks US Embassy annex in Beirut, kills 23
  Today in Military History 

Sep 21, 2018
1348Jews in Zurich Switzerland are accused of poisoning wells
1451Cardinal Nicholas of Cusa orders Jews of Holland to wear a badge
1529Austrians drive the Turks from the gates of Vienna
1776Five days after the British take NY much of the city burns down
1780Benedict Arnold gives British Major John Andre the plans to West Point
1792French National Convention abolishes the monarchy
1821Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, & El Salvador declare independence from Spain
1858Sloop Niagara sails from Charleston, for Liberia, with liberated slaves
1861Combat at Pappinsville, Mo
1863Union forces retreat to Chattanooga after defeat at Chickamauga
1913Turkey & Bulgaria sign peace treaty in Constantinople
1941Patrick Henry, the first Liberty-ship, is launched
1942Commonwealth forces undertake an offensive on the Arakan coast of Burma.
1942116 hostages executed by Nazis in Paris
1943Aussie raiders in 6 canoes sink two ships with mines in Singapore.
194412 TF 38 carriers launch air strikes against Japanese targets on Luzon.
1944Last British paratroopers holding the bridge at Arnhem surrender
1949Federal Republic of Germany established
1949People's Republic of China proclaimed
1954Nuclear submarine Nautilus is commissioned
1957Olav V assumes the throne of Norway
1964Malta, G.C., gains its independence from Britain
1972President Ferdinand Marcos declares martial law in Philippines
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0 Feast of St. Maurice, veteran and Patron of Infantry
1776John Paul Jones & USS Providence raids Br ships in Canso Bay, N.S.
1861Skirmish at Elliott's Mills/Camp Crittenden, Mo
1862President Lincoln issues preliminary Emancipation Proclamation
1864Sheridan sets up camp in Harrisonburg VA
1864Battle of Fisher's Hill, Va: Gen Early Retreats to Brown's Gap
1868Race riots in New Orleans
1905Race riot in Atlanta Georgia, 10 blacks & 2 whites die
1906Race riot in Atlanta Georgia, 21 die
1908Bulgaria declares independence from Ottoman Empire (Turkey)
1914German submarine sinks British cruisers Aboukir, Cressy, & Hogue, 1,397 die
1942Vichy French troops on Madagascar abandon Tananarive and withdraw south.
1943Kate Smith's 13 hour radio appeal sells $39 million in war bonds
1943Br midget subs attack German BB Tirpitz in Norwegian waters
1944Boulogne liberated by the Allies
1949First Russian atomic bomb explosion
1950Omar Bradley promoted to General of the Army
1961Peace Corps established
1975Sarah Jane Moore attempts to assassinate Pres.Gerald Ford
1980Iraq invades Iran, beginning an eight year war