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Sunday, June 16, 2019
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1215King John signs Magna Carta at Runnymede, England
1389Turks defeat Serbs at Battle of Kosovo (Old Style -- June 28, NS)
1520Pope Leo X condemns Martin Luther as a heretic
1567Jews are expelled from Genoa, Italy
1734Charles of Parma invests Gaeta (city falls to August 6)
1743Battle of Dettingen, English under George II crush the French
1775George Washington appointed commander-in-chief of American Army
1779General Anthony Wayne captures Stony Point
1785First fatal aeronautical accident: two French balloonists die
1802Toussaint L'Ouverture leaves Haiti, a prisoner of the French
1815The Duchess of Richmond gives a ball in Brussels
1861Joe Johnston evacuates Harpers Ferry
1862Gen JEB Stuart completes his "ride around McClellan"
1864Robert E Lee's home, Arlington, becomes a miltary cemetery
1864Battle for Petersburg begins as Gen Grant assaults Confederate line
1866Prussia declares war on Austria
1877Henry O Flipper becomes the first black graduate of West Point
1898Marines land at Caimanera, Cuba
1904Excursion steamer General Slocum burns in the East River, 1,031 die
1907Second Hague Peace Conference; 44 nations meet
1931Poland & USSR sign friendship treaty
1934Hitler meets Mussolini for the first time, Rome
1940Soviet Army occupies Lithuania
1940Italians Air Force bombs Luc-en-Province
1940Bread & flour rationed in German-occupied Holland
1943German raider Michel sinks a 7700-ton merchant ship west of Australia.
1944Marines land on Saipan, in the Marianas
1955First nationwide civil defense drill
1964Last French troops leave Algeria
1978Soyuz 29 carries two cosmonauts to Salyut 6; they stay 139 days
1994Israel and the Vatican establish diplomatic relations
  Today in Military History 

Jun 16, 2019
1567Mary Queen of Scots imprisoned in Lochleven Castle
1654Queen Christina of Sweden abdicates
1755British capture Fort Beausojour, Nova Scotia, expel Acadians
1815Waterloo Campaign: French win Battles of Quatre Bras and Ligny
1832Blakchawk War: Battle of Kellogg's Grove, Ill
1858Abraham Lincoln says "A house divided against itself cannot stand"
1861Lincoln witnessed balloon ascent over Washington by Thaddeus Lowe
1861Battle of Secessionville/James Island, SC
1864Siege of Petersburg & Richmond begins
1864Battle of Lynchburg VA
1876The Rosebud: Crazy Horse defeats Gen. George Crook
1898US ships exchange fire with Spanish batteries at Santiago, Cuba
1898US ships exchange fire with Spanish batteries at Havana, Cuba
1923Sun Yat Sen founds the Whampoa Military Academy
1940USSR occupies Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia
1942Japanese sub-borne airplane reconnoiters Mauritius in the Indian Ocean.
1943Japanese lose 100 a/c over Guadalcanal, but only damage three ships
1952Soviet Fighters shoot down Swedish Catalina reconnaissance airplane
1953Soviet tanks crush workers's protest in Berlin
1954Ngo Dinh Diem elected president of Vietnam
1954Dutch military conscription shortened from 20 to 18 months
1955Pope Pius XII excommunicates Argentine Pres Juan Peron
1957French offensive in Algeria
1989State Funeral of Imre Nagy, executed leader of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution
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0 Feast of the Blessed Paolo Burali d'Arezzo
1053Civitate: Normans defeat Papal-Lombard froce, secure power in Italy
1291Acre retaken by the Moslems after 200 years of Crusader control
1397Union of Kalmar established between Denmark, Sweden & Norway
1744Battle of Velletri I: Neapolitans under Charles IV raid Austrian lines
1745American colonials capture Louisburg, Cape Breton I, from French
1775Battle of Bunker Hill
1815Stephen Decatur captures Algerian frigate Mashouda
1861Skirmish at Vienna, Va
1861Battle of Boonville, MI
1863Naval Engagement at Warsaw Sound GA: USS Weehawken vs CSS Atlanta
1863Battle of Aldie
1870USS Mohican takes and destroys the Mexican pirate ship Forward
1876Battle of the Rosebud: Crazy Horse fights Gen Grook's column to a draw
1898The Navy Hospital Corps is established
1916Pershing leads Punative Expedition against Mexico
1940France asks Germany for terms of surrender in WW II
1944U.S. Navy carrier aircraft attack Iwo Jima and the Bonin Islands.
1944Iceland declares independence from Denmark
1945Final Japanese defensive line on Okinawa breached
1965First offensive bombing raid by B-52s, 50 km north of Saigon, Vietnam
1967China becomes world's fourth thermonuclear power