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Wednesday, January 23, 2019
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1510Jews are expelled from Colmar Germany
1517Turks capture Cairo
1528England & France declare war on Emperor Charles V
1690Iroquois tribes renew allegiance to British against French
1771Spain cedes the Falkland Islands to Britain
1775Marshal Oscar von Lubomirski expels Jews from Warsaw Poland
1849British capture Sikh fortress of Multan, along with œ5 million in loot
1863Union Gen Ambrose Burnside's "Mud March"
1879Anglo-Zulu War: Zulus overrun British at the battle of Isandlwana
1905St. Petersburg: "Bloody Sunday" -- Tsarist troops shoot peaceful demonstrators
1941British and Australian troops capture Tobruk from Italians
1942Task Force 6814 (Americal Div) sails from New York for the South Pacific
1942Japanese troops begin landings on New Ireland and New Britain
1942New Guinea: Japanese airstrikes on Lae and Salamaua
1942Malaya: Heavy fighting on the Johore Line.
1942Chiang Kai-shek and Joseph Stilwell order Chinese troops into Burma
1943Guadalcanal: 25th Inf Div beats off a nocturnal "Banzai" attack
1943Guadalcanal: CAM Div makes sweeping gains on the western coast.
1943Papua: last organized Japanese resistance ends.
1944Heavy US air raids on the Admiralty Islands.
1944Allied landing at Anzio
1945US aircraft attack Corregidor Island
1951Fidel Castro ejected from a Winter League game after beaning a batter
1957Israeli forces withdraw from the Sinai Peninsula
1959USAF concludes less than 1% of UFO's are unknown objects
  Today in Military History 

Jan 23, 2019
63 Arabs capture Pella (Jordan) from the Byzantines
1570Earl of Moray, regent of Scotland, assassinated; civil war breaks out
1579Union of Utrecht signed, forming the Dutch Republic
1643Sir Thomas Fairfax takes Leeds for the Parliamentarians
1719Principality of Liechtenstein created within Holy Roman Empire
1793Second partition of Poland, between Prussia & Russia
1865Battle of City Point/James River/Trent's Reach, Va. (ends Jan 25)
1870Montana: 173 Blackfoot Indians (140 women & children) killed by US Army
1879Anglo-Zulu War: British garrison repulses Zulus at Rorke's Drift
1913Coup by Enver Pasha restores the "Young Turk" regime
1920Dutch gov't refuses to turn over ex-kaiser of Germany to the allies
1928"Adventures of Good Soldier Schveik" premiers in Berlin
1932El Salvador army kills 4,000 protesting farmers
1942U.S DDs and a Dutch sub attack Japanese shipping off Balikpapan , Borneo
1942US/Phil troops fall back to secondary defensive positions on Bataan
1942Japanese land at Quinauan and Longoskayan Points in the rear on Bataan
1942In Malaya the Johore line crumbles.
1942Japanese take the Sittang River, Burma, as green 17th Ind Div collapses
1942British reinforce Singapore with an additional new Indian brigade.
1943USN bombards Japanese positions on Guadalcanal
1943On Guadalcanal the CAM Div overruns Kokumbona.
1943Casablanca Conference agrees on "unconditional surrender" of the Axis.
1943British Eighth Army captures Tripoli
1944Americans insist Chinese commit strategic reserve to Burma
1960Bathyscaph Trieste reaches the bottom of the Marianas Trench
1962British spy Kim Philby defects to USSR
1968North Koreans capture USS Pueblo & 83 crew in Sea of Japan
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1568Netherlands: the Duke of Alva declares William of Orange an outlaw
1634Emperor Ferdinand II declares Wallenstein a traitor
1742Charles VII Albert elected Holy Roman Emperor
18471,500 New Mexican Indians & Mexicans defeated by US Col Price
1861Federal troops from Ft Monroe are sent to Ft Pickens
1861Arsenal at Augusta, Ga. seized by Confederacy
1900Anglo-Boer War: Battle of Spioenkop
1908Gen Robert Baden Powell founds the Boy Scouts
1915Royal Navy defeats Germans in the Battle of Dogger Bank, off Helgoland
1939Spanish Republican government flees to Figueras
1941British troops invade Italian East Africa
1942Bougainville: Japanese forces begin landing at Keita
1942Borneo: Japanese begin landings at Balikpapan
1942Malaya: British plan a withdrawal to Singapore.
1942Australian resistance at Rabaul ends.
1943Guadalcanal: U.S. offensive to gain ground.
1943Aleutians: Japanese begin a series of air raids from Attu on Amchitka.
1944US a/c conduct long range recon over the Marshalls, from the Gilberts.
1945China: Advancing Japanese troops cause evacuation of U.S. airbase at Sichuan
1991USN helicopters capture Kuwaiti offshore oil rigs from Iraqis.