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Sunday, July 23, 2017
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1298English defeat Scots at Battle of Falkirk
1306King Philip the Fair of France orders expulsion of Jews
1775George Washington takes command of the American Army outside Boston
1802US Frigate Constellation defeats 9 corsair gunboats off Tripoli
1812Duke of Wellington defeats the French at Salamanca, Spain
1861Skirmish at Forsyth, Mo
1864Atlanta Campaign: Battle of Decatur, Hood attacks Sherman and losses
1916Bomb blast during Preparedness Day parade in San Francisco, 10 die
1917Alexander Kerensky becoms PM of Russia (to Nov)
1942US begins wartime gasoline rationing
1942Japanese at Gona advance on Buna and the Kokoda Trail.
19421st Battle of Alamein: British halt German-Italian drive under Rommel .
1942Allied a/c attack Japanese shipping off Buna and Gona.
1942300,000 Warsaw Ghetto Jews are sent to Treblinka extermination camp
1943Patton captures Palermo, Sicily
1943U.S. warships shell Kiska and nearby islets in the Aleutians.
1943Japanese ships sail from Paramushiro, to complete evacuation of Kiska.
1943Japanese seaplane CV Nisshin sunk by U.S. aircraft off Bougainville.
1944Soviets set up Communist Polish Committee of National Liberation
1944Japanese on Guam counterattack, but are beaten off.
1987US begin escorting re-flagged Kuwaiti tankers in the Persian Gulf
1988500 US scientists pledge to boycott Pentagon germ-warfare research
  Today in Military History 

Jul 23, 2017
636 The Yarmuk: Arabs defeat the Byzantines, secure Palestine & Syria
1253Jews are expelled from Vienne, France, by order of Pope Innocent III
1298Jewish community in Wurzburg, Germany, annihilated
1403Battle of Shrewsbury fought by Percys against King Henry IV
1793Mainz: Besieged French garrison surrenders to the Prussians
1798Napoleon captures Alexandria, Egypt
1803"United Irishmen" uprising against Union with Great Britain
1812Battle of Mogilev, Russia: Napolean defeats Tsar Alexander I
1846Thoreau spends a night in opposition to the Mexican War
1847Brigham Young says "This is the place."
1848First Italian War for Independence: Battle of Custoza
1849Baden: Republican regime surrenders to the Prussians
1864Battle of Woodstock, VA
1886Steve Brodie allegedly jumps from the Brooklyn Bridge into the East River
1898US landing at Rio Manimani, Cuba
1906Pogroms against Jews in Odessa
1913Arabs attack Jewish community of Rechovot, Palestine
1914Austria-Hungary issues ultimatum to Serbia
1921Chinese communist party forms
1940"Blitz" begins, first all-night raid on London
1942Kokoda Trail: Japanese clash with Australian Maroubra Force at Awala
1942German troops capture Rostov
1943US forces on New Georgia begin a drive to capture the airfield at Munda.
1943New Georgia: Japanese attempt to land by barge frustrated by PT-boats.
1943Battle of Kursk ends: Greatest tank battle in history
1944US forces land on Japanese-held Tinian from nearby Saipan
1944Soviet Army captures Lublin, Poland
1944Heavy fighting on Guam.
1944Chinese troops renew their offensive on the Salween front, Burma.
1945U.S. & Commonwealth ships raid Home I, sinking over 100 Japanese ships.
1945Marshal of France Henri Petain, former Vichy leader, tried for treason
1945Raiders off sub Barb blow train on the east coast of Sakhalin Island.
1946The Irgun bombs the King David Hotel
1974Greek military dictatorship collapses
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1567James VI ascends to Scottish throne
1603James VI of Scotland is crowned James I of England
1692French defeat William III of England at Steinkirk
1704British Admiral George Rooke takes Gibraltar from Spain
1802Alexandre Dumas pere, author ("The Three Musketeers")
1813Elijah Mix, USN, tries to mine HMS Plantagenet, Cape Henry, Va
1861Skirmish at Taylor Mountain, WVA
1861Skirmish at Blue Mills, Mo
1864Battle of Winchester, VA
1883Arabi Pasha declares a holy war in Egypt against Britain and France
1900Race riot in New Orleans
1915Steamer Eastland capsizes dockside in Chicago, 800 die
1915Incriminating German diplomatic documents found on the NYC subway
1919Race Riot in Washington DC, 6 killed, 100 wounded
1923Allied Powers & Turkey sign peace treaty at Lausanne
1929Pres Hoover proclaims Kellogg-Briand Pact, which renounces war
1936Spanish Nationalists form junta during Spanish Civil War
1942U.S. submarines begin operating in the Kurile Islands.
1942Australian Maroubra Force is forced back from Alawa by the Japanese.
1943U-459 sinks when it shoots down RAF Wellington, which crashes on it
1943U.S. subs ordered to deactivate defective magnetic torpedo exploders.
1943U.S. destroyers land supplies at Bairoko, on Kula Gulf.
1943RAF bombs Hamburg
1945Over 1,500 Allied CV a/c raid Kure, sinking three battleships.
1948Soviets begin the Berlin Blockade
1959Veep Nixon's "Kitchen debate" with Soviet Premier Khrushchev
1969Muhammad Ali is convicted for refusing induction in the US Army