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Wednesday, April 21, 2021
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1505Burgundy: Jews are expelled by Philibert of Luxembourg
1775American patriots begin siege of British in Boston
1792Revolutionary France declares war on Austria, Prussia, & Sardinia
1799Napoleon issues a decree calling for establishing Jerusalem for Jews
1809Napolean I defeats Austria at Battle of Abensberg, Bavaria
1836Skirmish between Texian and Mexican outposts near San Jacinto
1861Robert E Lee resigns from United States Army
1861Union forces burn and adandon Gosport (Norfolk, Va) Navy Yard.
1864Confederates capture 85th NY at Plymouth, NC
1915US Navy issues its first contract for lighter-than-air craft.
1919Polish Army captures Vilno, Lithuania, from Soviet Army
1934Heinrich Himmler becomes head of the Prussian secret state police
1936Jews repell an Arab attack, Petach Tikvah, Palestine
1941German bombers raid Athens
1942USS Wasp launches 47 British aircraft to reinforce Malta
1942Heavy Axis air raids on Malta
1942British forces in Burma begin a general withdrawal.
1943Sub Runner lays mines off Hong Kong.
1944Burma: Chinese New 38th Div ejects Japanese from terrain near Kamaing.
1944India: British lift siege of Kohima, but Japanese hold the road to Imphal
1945US Seventh Army captures Nuremberg, site of Nazi Party rallies
1945Okinawa: U.S. forces capture Motobu Heights, in the north
1945Burma: British close in on the Yenangyaung oil fields
1947Peleliu: 27 Japanese troops surrender, 18 months after Japan surrendered
1978Korean Airlines Flight 007 shot down by Soviets in Russian airspace
1987US deports Karl Linnas, charged with Nazi war crimes, to USSR
  Today in Military History 

Apr 21, 2021
753 -BC- Traditional date of foundation of Rome
1738Algerian pirates raid the Bay of Naples
1836Battle of San Jacinto: Texas secures independence from Mexico
1861USS Saratoga captures slaver Nightingale, bound for the Confederacy
1865Abraham Lincoln's funeral train leaves Washington
1898US Declares War on Spain
1914US Marines and sailros occupy Vera Cruz, Mexico
1941Greece surrenders to Nazi Germany
1944TF 58 raids Hollandia, Wakde, to prepare for new landings.
1945The Red Army reaches the outskirts of Berlin
1945Japanese decide to abandon Rangoon and pull back in Burma to reorganize.
1945Ie Shima Is, off Okinawa secured after five days fighting
1954USAF flies French battalion to Vietnam
1961USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 32,000 m
1961French army revolt in Algeria
1967Military coup in Greece
1967Stalin's daughter, Svetlana Alliluyeva, seeks asylum in the US
1975Nguyen Van Thieu resigns as president of South Vietnam
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1509Henry VIII ascends the throne of England
1526First known revolt occurs in what is now South Carolina
1529Spain & Portugal divide eastern hemisphere in Treaty of Zaragoza
1676Naval Battle off Etna, Dutch-Spanish vs French
1769Madame du Barry becomes King Louis XV's "official" mistress
1778John Paul.Jones leads a landing party to raid Whitehaven, England
1796Battle of Mondovi: Napoleon defeats the Piedmontese
1861Robert E Lee named commander of Virginia forces
1898USS Nashville captures Spanish ship Buena Ventura
1898President McKinley orders blockade of Cuba
1913Balkan Wars: Montenegrans capture Scutari, Albania
1914Mexico severs diplomatic relations with US
1915Second Battle of Ypres: Germany initiates use of poison gas
1930London Conference: Great powers agree to further reduce naval forces
1944U.S. Army troops land near Hollandia in New Guinea.
1945Concentration Camp at Sachsenhausen liberated
1952An atomic explosion is broadcast live on television for the first time
1954Senate Army-McCarthy hearings are televised for the first time
1967Military junta imposes martial law in Greece
1972Apollo astronauts John Young & Charles Duke take a ride on the Moon
1983Soyuz T-8 returns to Earth