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Thursday, October 24, 2019
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4004-BC- Traditional date of the Creation, at 0900 Greenwich
1086Battle of Zalaka: Alfonso VI vs. the Almoravids
1642Edgehill, first battle of the English Civil War
1679Meal Tub Plot against James II of England
1775Continental Congress approves resolution barring blacks from army
1790Slave revolt in Haiti
1861Combat at West Liberty, Ky
1864Westport, Mo.: S.R. Curtis defeats Confederate Stirling Price
1942Edson's Ridge: Japanese assault against the Guadalcanal beachhead halted
1942British Eighth Army begins an offensive at El Alamein
1944Greatest naval battle in history begins: Leyte Gulf, for 3 days.
1956Hungarian Revolution begins (crushed by the Soviets by 4 November)
1957Vanguard satellite launch vehicle TV-3 test fired
1962USAF Major Robert A Rushworth takes X-15 to 40,800 meters
1983Suicide terrorist truck bomb kills 243 US personnel in Beirut
1989"Velvet Revolution" in Hungary ousts the Communists
1989US 62nd manned space mission STS 34 (Atlantis 5) returns from space
  Today in Military History 

Oct 24, 2019
1648Peace of Westphalia ends the Thirty Years' War
1795Third partition of Poland, between Austria, Prussia & Russia
1806Fra Diavolo defeated by the French near Sora
1871Los Angeles mob lynches 18 Chinese
191712th Battle of the Isonzo (Caporetto): Austro-German Offensive (to Nov 9).
1943Japanese DD Mochizuki is sunk by Marine aircraft southwest of Rabaul.
1944Leyte Gulf: carrier Princeton sinks
1945United Nations Charter becomes effective
1948Bernard Baruch coins the term "Cold war"
1956Soviet troops invade Hungary as Imre Nagy becomes prime minister
1960Disaster at the Baikonoer launch pad, kills 165 in Soviet space program
1973Yom Kippur War ends: Israelis 65 miles from Cairo, 26 from Damascus
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0 Feast of SS Crispin and Crispinus, Patrons of Shoemakers
1131Louis VII the Young is crowned King of France
1415Battle of Agincourt: Henry V routs the flower of French chivalry
1555Charles V abdicates as Holy Roman Emperor (quits as King of Spain later)
1760George III ascends British throne
1812Stephen Decatur's United States takes HMS Macedonian.
1854Crimean War: The Light Brigade and The Thin Red Streak
1864Skirmish at Mine Creek, KS & Turkeytown, AL
1864Battle of Marais Des Cygnes River, MO (Mine Creek)
1900Anglo-Boer War: Britain annexes Transvaal
1932Mussolini promises to remain dictator for 30 years
1938Japanese troops occupy Hankou & Wuhan
1942Lunga Point: Japanese ships tangle with allied surface and air units
1943USAAF bombers in China make 1st raid on Japanese airfields in Formosa.
1943Japanese open the Burma railroad ("The Bridge on the River Kwai")
1943Cape St. George: 6 U.S. DDs sink 3 of 6 Japanese DDs .
1944Leyte Gulf: Remnants of Japanese fleet retire
1945Japanese surrender Taiwan to Chiang Kai-shek
1951Peace talks aimed at ending Korean War resumed in Panmunjom
1958Marines leave Lebanon (in occupation since July)
1983US and West Indian forces occupy Grenada