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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
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1815Louis XVIII hasilty abandons Paris, as Napoleon nears
1865Battle of Bentonville: Last major Civil War engagement in the East
1898USS Oregon departs San Francisco to begin a 14,000 mile trip to Key West
1917Navy authorizes limited recruiting of women in the Naval Reserve
1920US Senate rejects Treaty of Versailles for the second time
1927Bloody street fighting between Communists and Nazis in Berlin
1940Daladier Cabinet falls in France, as the "Phony War" continues
1942Lt Gen William Slim takes command of the British Burma Corps.
1942In central Burma the Japanese attack the Chinese 200th Div.
1942FDR orders men between 45 & 64 to register for non-military duty
1945U.S. Navy a/r raid Kure naval base, destroying remnants of the Imperial Navy.
1945Japanese aircraft crashes into USS Franklin, 800 die.
1945British 36th Division captures Mogok, Burma, famed for its ruby mines
1947Generalissimo Chang Kai-Shek captures Jenan from the Communists
1951Herman Wouk's The Caine Mutiny is published
1989Boeing V-22 Osprey VTOL aircraft makes maiden flight
  Today in Military History 

Mar 20, 2019
1815Napoleon enters Paris after escape from Elba; The Hundred Days being
1833Cdr Geisinger of USS Peacock & King of Siam negotiate commercial treaty
1836Coleto Creek: Texian grrison of Goliad surrenders to the Mexican Army
1852Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is published
1896Marines land in Nicaragua to protect US citizens
1922First US aircraft carrier is commisisoned: Langley (CV-1)
1931German Bishop Schreiber warns against National-Socialism in Berlin
1933Dachau, 1st concentration camp, built
1937Italo-Nationalist offensive at Guadalajara, Spain
1939The Naval Research Lab proposes research into nuclear power
19397,000 Jews flee German occupied Memel Lithuania
1940Paul Reynoud becomes French premier
1942Major Italo-German air raid on Malta
1942Gen MacArthur vows, "I shall return"
1943British offensive against Mareth line in Tunisia
1951Indonesian Army offensive against the Darul Islam movement on Java
1952Final ratification of peace treaty restoring sovereignty to Japan
2003Second Gulf War begins with widespread Coalition airstrikes across Iraq
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1421Battle of Beauge: French defeat the English
1824Fire at Cairo ammunitions dump kills 4,000 horses
1836Mexicans capture Copano, Texas
1866Congress authorizes national soldiers' homes
1918Germans unleash the "Michel" Offensive on the Western Front
1927Chinese Nationalists occupy Shanghai
1937Police kill 19 at Puerto Rican Nationalist parade in Ponce
1939Hitler demands Germany annex Free City of Danzig
1942Jimmy Stewart enlists in the USAAF.
1942Major Italo-German air attaks on Malta
1943Assassination attempt on Hitler fails
1951Julius & Ethel Rosenberg convicted of espionage
1960Sharpeville, South Africa, 69 black nationalists killed by police
1984Soviet sub collides with USS CV Kitty Hawk off Japan