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Friday, November 24, 2017
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1832French capture Antwerp, during Belgian War for Independence
1861Combat at Ft Pickens, Fla
1863Battle of Chattanooga & Orchard Knob, TN begins
1899Anglo-Boer War: Battle of Belmont
1915British 6th Indian Div defeated by Turks at Ctesiphon, after two day battle
1939Nazis compel Polish Jews to wear a yellow star
1942Poon Lim begins 133 days adrift when his ship is torpedoed
1942Japanese bomb Port Darwin, Australia
1942Coast Guard Woman's Auxiliary (SPARS) authorized
1943Operation Galvanic: US forces secure Makin
1943Operation Galvanic: US forces secure Tarawa
1944Seventh Army under Gen Patch capture Strassburg
1945Meat & butter rationing ends in US
1946French Navy fires on Haiphong, Vietnam, 6,000 die
1983USSR leaves weapon disarmament talks
1985Egyptian commandos storm hijacked EgyptAir jet in Malta, 58 die
  Today in Military History 

Nov 24, 2017
1861Skirmish at Lancaster, Mo
1863Battles of Chattanooga, Columbia, & Lookout Mt begins in Tennessee
1871National Rifle Association organized in New York City
1874Joseph F Glidden receives a patent for barbed wire
1914Benito Mussolini leaves Italy's socialist party
1918Bela Khun forms Hungarian Communist Party
1922Italian parliament gives Mussolini dictatorial powers "for one year"
1943CVE Lipscombe Bay sunk by submarine off Makin, hundreds die
1944First B-29 raid from Saipan; 111 bombers hit Tokyo.
1954France sends 20,000 soldiers to Algeria
1965Gen. Joseph Mobutu seizes power in the Congo
1991US 75th manned space mission, Atlantis 10
  | -- Tomorrow -- | 

2348-BC- Traditional date of the start of the Biblical flood
1357Charles IV issues letter of protection to the Jews of Strasbourg
1405Padua surrenders to the Venetians after a long siege
1758Britain capture Ft Duquesne (Pittsburgh) from French
1760King George III ascends throne
1775Congress begins issuing Letters of Marque and Reprisal
1783Evacuation Day: Br leave New York, their last military base in the US
1790Veteran Corps of Artillery formed in NYC
1863Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tennessee
1864Confederate plot to burn NYC fails
1865Chilean Navy captures the Spanish schooner Covadonga
1867Alfred Nobel invents dynamite
1876Crazy Woman Fork: Army disperses a Sioux-Cheyenne encampment
1899Anglo-Boer War: Battle of Graspan
1922Japanese crown prince Hirohito appointed prince-regent
1936Germany & Japan sign anti-Comintern pact
1943British SS Ronha sunk in the Mediterranean, c. 1000 US troops die.
1943Cape St. George: 5 U.S. DDs sink 3 of 5 Japanese DDs near New Georgia
1944Kamikaze attack U.S. Navy carriers off the Philippines, damaging four.
1961USS Enterprise, the first nuclear powered carrier, is commissioned
1983Syria & Saudi Arabia announce cease-fire in PLO civil war in Tripoli
1987Start of last attacks of SADF on FAPLA during Operation Moduler, Angola