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Saturday, September 23, 2017
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0 Feast of St. Maurice, veteran and Patron of Infantry
1776John Paul Jones & USS Providence raids Br ships in Canso Bay, N.S.
1861Skirmish at Elliott's Mills/Camp Crittenden, Mo
1862President Lincoln issues preliminary Emancipation Proclamation
1864Sheridan sets up camp in Harrisonburg VA
1864Battle of Fisher's Hill, Va: Gen Early Retreats to Brown's Gap
1868Race riots in New Orleans
1905Race riot in Atlanta Georgia, 10 blacks & 2 whites die
1906Race riot in Atlanta Georgia, 21 die
1908Bulgaria declares independence from Ottoman Empire (Turkey)
1914German submarine sinks British cruisers Aboukir, Cressy, & Hogue, 1,397 die
1942Vichy French troops on Madagascar abandon Tananarive and withdraw south.
1943Kate Smith's 13 hour radio appeal sells $39 million in war bonds
1943Br midget subs attack German BB Tirpitz in Norwegian waters
1944Boulogne liberated by the Allies
1949First Russian atomic bomb explosion
1950Omar Bradley promoted to General of the Army
1961Peace Corps established
1975Sarah Jane Moore attempts to assassinate Pres.Gerald Ford
1980Iraq invades Iran, beginning an eight year war
  Today in Military History 

Sep 23, 2017
480 -BC- Athenians defeat the Persians in the naval Battle of Salamis
1122Concordat of Worms: Pope Callistus II and HRE Henry V end the Investiture Controversy
1700Spanish crush the Prince of Macchia's coup in Naples (see Sep 20)
1779John Paul Jones' Bonhomme Richard takes HMS Serapis.
1780Benedict Arnold's plot to betray West Point is revealed
1799Neapolitan Army drives the French from Rome
1803Battle of Assaye: Wellington's British-Indian forces beat Maratha Army
1806Lewis & Clark Expedition ends at St Louis
1846Mexican uprising against American occupation of Los Angeles
1857Russian warship Leffort disappears in a storm off Finland, 826 die
1861Combat at Romney, Wva
1863Confederate siege of Chattanooga begins
1864Battle of Athens VA
1868Grito de Lares: abortive Puerto Rican uprising against Spain
1915Serbian troops retreat into Albania against
1931Navy tests its first rotary wing aircraft, an XOP-1 autogiro, on Langley
1940Dutch fascist leader Musserts meets Hitler for the first time
1941German air raid sinks the old battleship Marat at Kronstadt
1941General de Gaulle forms a French government-in-exile in London
1942British & Free French occupy Tananarive, capital of Madagascar.
1942Auschwitz begins experimental gassing executions
1957Eisenhower uses troops to integrate Central High School, Little Rock
1973Juan Peron again becomes President of Argentina
1979Jane Fonda & 200,000 attend anti-nuclear rally in Battery Park, NYC
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1625Dutch attack San Juan, Puerto Rico
1683King Louis XIV expels all Jews from French possessions in America
1864Battle of Pilot Knob, MO
1864Confederate general Sterling Price begins invasion of Missouri
1929Lt James H Doolittle makes the first all-instrument flight, in Brooklyn
1942"Chesty" Puller's Marines engage Japanese on Mt. Austen, Guadalcanal
1943Sub Cabrilla damages Japanese escort carrier Taiyo near Japan.
1943Soviet forces liberate Smolensk
1944San Marino declares war on Germany
1948Mildred Gillars (Axis Sally) pleads innocent in Washington courtroom
1950Operation Magic Carpet: All Jews from Yemen taken to Israel
1960USS Enterprise, the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, is launched
1982US, Italian, & French peacekeeping troops begin arriving in Lebanon