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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
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1604Tsar Ivan IV defeats the False Dmitri
1824Ashanti defeat British at Accra, West Africa
1903Militia Act of 1903 creates the modern National Guard
1910British-Russian military intervention in Persia
1918New York Philharmonic refuses to play music by living German composers
1941British and Australian troops attack Tobruk
1942Rabaul and Kavieng bombed by Japanese aircraft.
1942Malaya: the Japanese begin to dislocate the Johore line.
1942Bataan: Heavy fighting continues
1942British CV Indomitable & TF arrives at Addu Atoll, in the Indian Ocean
1943Guadalcanal: U.S. troops pause to resupply.
1943Soviet forces recapture Worosjilowsk
1943Papua: Allied troops mop up Japanese remnants in the Sanananda area.
1944Northern Burma: Chinese New 38th Div advances slowly.
1945TF 38 a/c raid Japanese on Okinawa and Formosa, downing 100 a/c
1945Burma: British amphibious landing near Ramree
1961Portuguese rebels seize cruise ship Santa Maria
1968B-52 bomber with nuclear bomb crashes in Greenland
  Today in Military History 

Jan 22, 2020
1510Jews are expelled from Colmar Germany
1517Turks capture Cairo
1528England & France declare war on Emperor Charles V
1690Iroquois tribes renew allegiance to British against French
1771Spain cedes the Falkland Islands to Britain
1775Marshal Oscar von Lubomirski expels Jews from Warsaw Poland
1849British capture Sikh fortress of Multan, along with œ5 million in loot
1863Union Gen Ambrose Burnside's "Mud March"
1879Anglo-Zulu War: Zulus overrun British at the battle of Isandlwana
1905St. Petersburg: "Bloody Sunday" -- Tsarist troops shoot peaceful demonstrators
1941British and Australian troops capture Tobruk from Italians
1942Task Force 6814 (Americal Div) sails from New York for the South Pacific
1942Japanese troops begin landings on New Ireland and New Britain
1942New Guinea: Japanese airstrikes on Lae and Salamaua
1942Malaya: Heavy fighting on the Johore Line.
1942Chiang Kai-shek and Joseph Stilwell order Chinese troops into Burma
1943Guadalcanal: 25th Inf Div beats off a nocturnal "Banzai" attack
1943Guadalcanal: CAM Div makes sweeping gains on the western coast.
1943Papua: last organized Japanese resistance ends.
1944Heavy US air raids on the Admiralty Islands.
1944Allied landing at Anzio
1945US aircraft attack Corregidor Island
1951Fidel Castro ejected from a Winter League game after beaning a batter
1957Israeli forces withdraw from the Sinai Peninsula
1959USAF concludes less than 1% of UFO's are unknown objects
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63 Arabs capture Pella (Jordan) from the Byzantines
1570Earl of Moray, regent of Scotland, assassinated; civil war breaks out
1579Union of Utrecht signed, forming the Dutch Republic
1643Sir Thomas Fairfax takes Leeds for the Parliamentarians
1719Principality of Liechtenstein created within Holy Roman Empire
1793Second partition of Poland, between Prussia & Russia
1865Battle of City Point/James River/Trent's Reach, Va. (ends Jan 25)
1870Montana: 173 Blackfoot Indians (140 women & children) killed by US Army
1879Anglo-Zulu War: British garrison repulses Zulus at Rorke's Drift
1913Coup by Enver Pasha restores the "Young Turk" regime
1920Dutch gov't refuses to turn over ex-kaiser of Germany to the allies
1928"Adventures of Good Soldier Schveik" premiers in Berlin
1932El Salvador army kills 4,000 protesting farmers
1942U.S DDs and a Dutch sub attack Japanese shipping off Balikpapan , Borneo
1942US/Phil troops fall back to secondary defensive positions on Bataan
1942Japanese land at Quinauan and Longoskayan Points in the rear on Bataan
1942In Malaya the Johore line crumbles.
1942Japanese take the Sittang River, Burma, as green 17th Ind Div collapses
1942British reinforce Singapore with an additional new Indian brigade.
1943USN bombards Japanese positions on Guadalcanal
1943On Guadalcanal the CAM Div overruns Kokumbona.
1943Casablanca Conference agrees on "unconditional surrender" of the Axis.
1943British Eighth Army captures Tripoli
1944Americans insist Chinese commit strategic reserve to Burma
1960Bathyscaph Trieste reaches the bottom of the Marianas Trench
1962British spy Kim Philby defects to USSR
1968North Koreans capture USS Pueblo & 83 crew in Sea of Japan