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Monday, April 23, 2018
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1509Henry VIII ascends the throne of England
1526First known revolt occurs in what is now South Carolina
1529Spain & Portugal divide eastern hemisphere in Treaty of Zaragoza
1676Naval Battle off Etna, Dutch-Spanish vs French
1769Madame du Barry becomes King Louis XV's "official" mistress
1778John Paul.Jones leads a landing party to raid Whitehaven, England
1796Battle of Mondovi: Napoleon defeats the Piedmontese
1861Robert E Lee named commander of Virginia forces
1898USS Nashville captures Spanish ship Buena Ventura
1898President McKinley orders blockade of Cuba
1913Balkan Wars: Montenegrans capture Scutari, Albania
1914Mexico severs diplomatic relations with US
1915Second Battle of Ypres: Germany initiates use of poison gas
1930London Conference: Great powers agree to further reduce naval forces
1944U.S. Army troops land near Hollandia in New Guinea.
1945Concentration Camp at Sachsenhausen liberated
1952An atomic explosion is broadcast live on television for the first time
1954Senate Army-McCarthy hearings are televised for the first time
1967Military junta imposes martial law in Greece
1972Apollo astronauts John Young & Charles Duke take a ride on the Moon
1983Soyuz T-8 returns to Earth
  Today in Military History 

Apr 23, 2018
0 Feast of St. George, Patron of England and of Soldiers
1014Battle of Clontarf: King Brian Boru of Ireland defeats the Danes
1348First and greatest order of knighthood founded, Order of the Garter
1795William Hastings acquitted in England of high treason
1826Missolonghi, Greece, captured by Turks
1861Texas forces capture U.S. Army base at San Antonio
1861Arkansas troops seize Ft Smith
1864Red River Expedition: Battle of Cane River/Monett's Ferry
1918Dover Patrol sinks Germany U-boat in North Sea
1918British raid Zeebrugge, Belgium
1938Sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia demand self-government
1941King George II of Greece flees to Egypt
1943Sub Seawolf sinks a Japanese patrol vessel in the Yellow Sea.
1943New Guinea: Aussie Kanga Force relieved by 3rd Div on the Mubo front.
1945Balikpapan, Borneo: First US guided missile use: 2 BATs
1945Allies in Italy reach Po River
1949Red Chinese occupy Nanking
1950Nationalist Chinese evacuate Hainan Island
1967Soyuz 1 launched; Vladimir Komarov becomes 1st in-flight casualty
1980Soviet sub catches fire off Japan, 9 die
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1288Jews of Troyes France are accused of ritual murder
1547Battle of Muhlberg
1778US Sloop-of-War Ranger captures HMS Drake
1792Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle composes "La Marseillaise"
1849French Expeditionary Force lands at Civitavecchia, advances on Rome
1862Farragut runs the Confederate batteries on the Mississippi
1863War Department GO No 100, The Law of Land Warfare, the first US ROE.
1877Last US troops leave New Orleans: Reconstruction ends, Jim Crow begins
1895Joshua Slocum completes the first solo around-the-world voyage in Spray
1898Spain declares war on US
1915Turks initiate widespread massacre of Armenians
1916Easter Rebellion: Irish uprising British occupation
1917US DD sail for Europe; 17 days after is declared on Germany (see May 4)
1920Polish troops enter Ukraine
1932Nazis gain 36.3% of votes in Prussian election
1942Japanese troops advance on all fronts in Burma.
1943U.S. 7th Infantry Div sails from San Francisco for Alaska
1944Australian troops occupy Madang in New Guinea.
19441st Boeing B-29 arrives in China "over the Hump"
1953Winston Churchill knighted by Queen Elizabeth II
1961Swedish warship Vasa, sunk on her maiden voyage in 1628, is raised
1961JFK accepts "sole responsibility" for the Bay of Pigs
1968Lenny Glynn sits in the Presidernt's chair at Columbia University
1969US B-52 drops 3,000 ton bombs at Cambodian boundary
1970China PR launches its 1st satellite transmitting song "East is Red"
1980"Desert One": US operation to save 52 hostages in Iran, fails, 8 die