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YearEvent
49 -BC- An ailing Julius Caesar visits Cicero at Formiae
1774Britain passes Coercive Act against Massachusetts
1799NY State initiates abolition of slavery, 1799
1800Essex becomes first the American warsip to 'round the Cape of Good Hope
1814HMSs Phoebe and Cherub capture USS Essex off Valparaiso, Chile
1917Jews are expelled from Tel Aviv & Jaffa by Turkish authorities
1939Spanish Civil War ends: Madrid falls to Francisco Franco's Nationalists
1941Naval battle of Cape Matapan: Italians lose three cruisers
1942RAF bombs Lubeck
1942British naval forces raid Nazi occupied St Nazaire to destroy dry docks
1945Last V-1 buzz bomb attack on London
  Today in Military History 

Date
Mar 01, 2021
YearEvent
1260Holugu Khan, grandson of Genghis, captures Damascus amid great slaughter
1781Continental Congress adopts Articles of Confederation
1811Mehemet Ali massacres the Mamelukes in Alexandria
1854SS City of Glasgow sinks in Liverpool harbor; 373 die
1896Battle of Aduwa: 80,000 Ethiopians defeat 20,000 Italo-African troops
1913Federal income tax takes effect, as per 16th amendment
1920Arabs attack Tel-Mai Kibbutz
1921Anti-communist sailors' revolt in Kronstadt
1923Rhineland: Franco-Belgian occupation to force German payment of reparations
1934Henry Pu Yi crowned emperor Kang Teh of Manchuria
1941Kufra, Libya: Italians surrender to Leclerc's Free French (besieged since Feb 7)
1941Himmler inspects the Auschwitz concentration camp
1941German troops enter Bulgaria
1942Java: Japanese battleship Hiei and escorts sink two U.S. destroyers
1942Battle off Soerabaya: HMS Exeter & destroyers sunk by Japanese
1942Sunda Strait: USS Houston & HMAS Perth go down fighting around 0100
1943Amsterdam: Jewish old age home raided by the Nazis
1945Ryukyu Islands: U.S. Navy ships and aircraft raids.
1945Chinese 30th division occupies Hsenwi
1950British sentence Klaus Fuchs to 14 years for atomic espionage
1954US explodes 15 megaton hydrogen bomb at Bikini Atoll
1954Rioting during visit of Pres Naguib in Khartoum, Sudan, 30 die
1954Puerto Rican nationalists open fire in Congress, injuring 5
1955Israeli attack on Gaza, 48 die
1970Rhodesia: White government declares independence from Britain
1971Bomb attack on the Capitol in Washington
1981Irish Nationalist Bobby Sand begins a hunger strike in the Maze Prison
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YearEvent
1776Americans begin shelling British troops in Boston
1807Congress bans slave trade effective January 1, 1808
1836Texas declares independence from Mexico
1859USS Saginaw, first US warship built on the West Coast, launched at Mare Island.
1865Battle of Waynesborough: Jubal Early's Rebel army defeated
1867US Navy Civil Engineering Corps founded
1867Jesse James' gang robs bank in Savannah Missouri, 1 dead
1867Congress abolishes peonage in New Mexico
1867The First Reconstruction act passed by Congress
1876Five-times wounded veteran Rutherford B Hayes elected president
1915Vladmir Jabotinsky forms a Jewish military force to fight in Palestine
1919First Communist International (Comintern) congress opens in the Kremlin
1938The Purges begin in the USSR
1939Eugenio Pacelli chosen as pope Pius XII
1940Finland: Soviets occupy Tuppura Island
1942Japanese troops occupy Zamboanga, on Mindanao in the Philippines.
1943Battle of the Bismarck Sea: Japanese convoy attacked by USAAF aircraft
1944Japanese airfield at Momote on Los Negros island is seized by U.S. troops.
1945King Michael of Romania gives in to Communist govt
1945Japanese resistance on Corregidor island ends.
1956Morocco declares independence from France
1969Chinese-Russian border clash, c. 70 die