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Sunday, September 24, 2017
  | -- Yesterday -- | 

480 -BC- Athenians defeat the Persians in the naval Battle of Salamis
1122Concordat of Worms: Pope Callistus II and HRE Henry V end the Investiture Controversy
1700Spanish crush the Prince of Macchia's coup in Naples (see Sep 20)
1779John Paul Jones' Bonhomme Richard takes HMS Serapis.
1780Benedict Arnold's plot to betray West Point is revealed
1799Neapolitan Army drives the French from Rome
1803Battle of Assaye: Wellington's British-Indian forces beat Maratha Army
1806Lewis & Clark Expedition ends at St Louis
1846Mexican uprising against American occupation of Los Angeles
1857Russian warship Leffort disappears in a storm off Finland, 826 die
1861Combat at Romney, Wva
1863Confederate siege of Chattanooga begins
1864Battle of Athens VA
1868Grito de Lares: abortive Puerto Rican uprising against Spain
1915Serbian troops retreat into Albania against
1931Navy tests its first rotary wing aircraft, an XOP-1 autogiro, on Langley
1940Dutch fascist leader Musserts meets Hitler for the first time
1941German air raid sinks the old battleship Marat at Kronstadt
1941General de Gaulle forms a French government-in-exile in London
1942British & Free French occupy Tananarive, capital of Madagascar.
1942Auschwitz begins experimental gassing executions
1957Eisenhower uses troops to integrate Central High School, Little Rock
1973Juan Peron again becomes President of Argentina
1979Jane Fonda & 200,000 attend anti-nuclear rally in Battery Park, NYC
  Today in Military History 

Sep 24, 2017
1625Dutch attack San Juan, Puerto Rico
1683King Louis XIV expels all Jews from French possessions in America
1864Battle of Pilot Knob, MO
1864Confederate general Sterling Price begins invasion of Missouri
1929Lt James H Doolittle makes the first all-instrument flight, in Brooklyn
1942"Chesty" Puller's Marines engage Japanese on Mt. Austen, Guadalcanal
1943Sub Cabrilla damages Japanese escort carrier Taiyo near Japan.
1943Soviet forces liberate Smolensk
1944San Marino declares war on Germany
1948Mildred Gillars (Axis Sally) pleads innocent in Washington courtroom
1950Operation Magic Carpet: All Jews from Yemen taken to Israel
1960USS Enterprise, the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, is launched
1982US, Italian, & French peacekeeping troops begin arriving in Lebanon
  | -- Tomorrow -- | 

1066Stamford Bridge: Harold II of England defeats Harald of Norway
1396Nicopolis: Sultan Bayazid I defeats Crusaders
1555Peace of Augsburg: truce in Protestant-Catholic tensions in the HRE
1839France recognizes the Republic of Texas
1846Zachary Taylor occupies Monterey, Mexico
1857Relief of Lucknow by Havelock & Outram
1861Secretary of the Navy authorizes the enlistment of former slaves
1861Combat at Chapmansville, WVa
1900Anglo-Boer War: Pole-Carew reaches Komati Poort
1911French battleship Liberte blows up at Toulon, 226 die
1937Mussolini visits Berlin
1939German Luftwaffe fire bombs Warsaw
1940Vidkun Quisling establishes a puppet-government in Norway
1942Australian troops open an offensive along the Kokoda Trail.
1957300 troops escort nine black children to Central High School, Little Rock
1987Fiji: Maj Gen Sitiveni Rabuka's second coup