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Thursday, June 22, 2017
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1498Emperor Maximillian orders Jews are expelled from Nurenberg
1814Belgium annexed to the Kingdom of the Netherlands
1814Vitoria: Wellington's Victory -- the decisive battle of the Peninsular War
1898US ships exchange fire with Spanish batteries at Santiago, Cuba
1915Anti-British revolt in South-Africa ends with arrest of Gen De Law
1916Mexican troops defefat US troops during Pershing's Punative Expedition
1919Scapa Flow: German High Seas Fleet scuttles over 400,000 tons of warships
1942Rommel takes Tobruk in North Africa
1943Marine 4th Raider Bn lands at Segi Point, New Georgia
1943112th Cav RCT (dsmtd) lands on Woodlark Island, off eastern New Guinea
1948Berlin Airlift begins
1962USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 75,190 m
1963Giovanni Battista Montini elected Pope, as Paul VI
  Today in Military History 

Jun 22, 2017
1487Sarzana surrenders to Lorenzo the Magnificent's Florentines
1559Jewish quarter of Prague burned & looted
1611Henry Hudson set adrift by mutineers in the bay that bears his name
1807HMS Leopard makes unprovoked attack on USS Chesapeake
1808First Air Combat (Balloon): M. de Grandpre downs M. le Pique over Paris,
1815Napoleon I abdicates for the second time, after Waterloo
1864Wilson's Raid: Battle of Ream's Station, VA
1884Cdr W S Schley rescues Lt A.W. Greely expedition from Ellesmere I.
1898US ships exchange fire with Spanish batteries at Santiago, Cuba
1898US ships bombard Aguadores, Cuba
1898US blockaders skirmish with Spanish ships off San Juan, P.R.
1898U.S. V Corps commences landing at Siboney and Daiquiri, Cuba
1906Haakon VII crownd king of Norway
1911King George V of England crowned
1915Austro-German forces capture Lemberg from the Russians
1918A troop train rams a circus train at Ivanhoe, Ill, 68 die
1938Joe Louis defeats Max Schmeling in two minutes
1940France signs an armistice with Nazi Germany at Compiegne
1941Operation Barbarossa Begins: Axis invade Russia
1942V-Mail instituted
1944British and Indians relieve Imphal, ending 10 week siege.
1944FDR signs the Servicemen's Readjustment Act, "the GI Bill of Rights"
1945Okinawa: 110,000 Japanese troops, 100,000 civilians, 17,520 US troops died
1955US aircraft on patrol shot down over the Bering Sea by Soviet aircraft
1992Yekaterinburg: Remains of Tsar Nicholas II & his wife identified
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1495French take Gaeta from the Neapolitans amid great slaughter
1757Plassey: Clive's 2,800 troops defeat 50,000 Sirajis to retake Calcutta
1760Battle of Landshut, Silesia
1784Edward Warrern, aged 13, takes the first balloon flight in the US
1860Secret Service formed, to fight counterfeiting
1863William Rosecrans begins the Tullahoma Campaign, TN
1865Stand Watie surrenders last Confederate force still in the field
1898Spanish blockade runners escape US ships off Havana
1915First Battle of the Isonzo begins (to Jul 7)
1917Japanese DD Matsu sunk by a German u-boat in the Mediterranean.
1917Ammunition factory explodes in Boleweg, Bohemia, 1,000 die
1933USS Macon is commissioned, the last Navy rigid airship
1939France turns the Sanjak of Alexandretta over to Turkey
1942Having broken the Gazala Line, Rommel begins a drive on Egypt
1943Japanese submarine Ro-103 sinks two transports off Guadalcanal.
1943158th RCT begins landing on Kirwina Island, in the Trobriand Islands
1944Russians begin the Destruction of German Army Group Center
1956Gamal Abdel Nasser becomes president of Egypt
1960Japan signs security treaty with the US
1961USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 32,830 m
1961Antarctic Treaty goes into effect
1964Gen Maxwell Taylor appointed US ambassador in South Vietnam
1985Bomb destroys Air India Boeing 747 in the air near Ireland, 329 die
1990Moldava declares independence from the Soviet Union