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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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1288Jews of Troyes France are accused of ritual murder
1547Battle of Muhlberg
1778US Sloop-of-War Ranger captures HMS Drake
1792Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle composes "La Marseillaise"
1849French Expeditionary Force lands at Civitavecchia, advances on Rome
1862Farragut runs the Confederate batteries on the Mississippi
1863War Department GO No 100, The Law of Land Warfare, the first US ROE.
1877Last US troops leave New Orleans: Reconstruction ends, Jim Crow begins
1895Joshua Slocum completes the first solo around-the-world voyage in Spray
1898Spain declares war on US
1915Turks initiate widespread massacre of Armenians
1916Easter Rebellion: Irish uprising British occupation
1917US DD sail for Europe; 17 days after is declared on Germany (see May 4)
1920Polish troops enter Ukraine
1932Nazis gain 36.3% of votes in Prussian election
1942Japanese troops advance on all fronts in Burma.
1943U.S. 7th Infantry Div sails from San Francisco for Alaska
1944Australian troops occupy Madang in New Guinea.
19441st Boeing B-29 arrives in China "over the Hump"
1953Winston Churchill knighted by Queen Elizabeth II
1961Swedish warship Vasa, sunk on her maiden voyage in 1628, is raised
1961JFK accepts "sole responsibility" for the Bay of Pigs
1968Lenny Glynn sits in the Presidernt's chair at Columbia University
1969US B-52 drops 3,000 ton bombs at Cambodian boundary
1970China PR launches its 1st satellite transmitting song "East is Red"
1980"Desert One": US operation to save 52 hostages in Iran, fails, 8 die
  Today in Military History 

Apr 25, 2017
1503Cerignola: Gonzalvo de Cordoba defeats the French
1707Almansa: Franco-Spanish forces defeat Anglo-Portugese
1792First execution by guillotine 1st used, executes highwayman Nicolas J Pelletier
1861Pvt Samuel Young enlists, will retire Jan 9, 1904, as Lt Gen.
1861Battle of Lavaca, TX
18617th NY arrives to reinforce Washington, DC
1862Admiral Farragut occupies New Orleans, La
1864Battle of Marks' Mill, Arkansas (Camden Expedition)
1881250,000 Germans petition to bar foreign Jews from entering Germany
1914The first USN air combat mission, a reconaissance at Veracruz, Mexico.
191578,000 ANZAC troops land at Gallipoli
1925Paul von Hindenburg takes office as president of Germany
1926Reza Chan crowns himself Shah of Persia
1927Spain sends 20,000 troops to Morocco
1942Burma: Chinese unable to halt Japanese before Lashio.
1942Doolitle Mission: CVs Hornet & Enterprise return to Pearl Harbor
1943Submarine Dace launched a Groton, Connecticut
1944New Britain: 1st Marine Div relieved by the 40th Infantry Div
1945US & Soviet forces meet at Torgau on Elbe River
1945Red army completely surrounds Berlin
1945Last Boeing B-17 attack against Nazi Germany
1945Japanese route Chinese forces at Wuking.
194545 countries convene UN Conference in SF
1960USS Triton completes first submerged circumnavigation of the globe
1962US resumes above ground nuclear testing, at Christmas Island
1974Dictator Antonio Salazar overthrown in Portugal
1975West German embassy in Stockholm, Sweden, blown up
1982In accordance with Camp David, Israel completes Sinai withdrawl
1993Boris Yeltsin elected President of Russia
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757 Paolo Orsini replaces his brother Pope Stephen II, as Paul I
1478Pazzi conspirators attack Lorenzo & kill Giuliano de' Medici
1607English colonists land at Cape Henry, Va
1654Jews are expelled from Brazil
1655Dutch permit Jews to settle in Nieuw Amsterdam (i.e., NYC)
1777Sybil Ludington, 16, alerts the Connecticut militia to a British attack
1805Cyrus Eaton, a few Marines, and some mercs storm Derna, Libya
1814King Louis XVIII lands at Calais, from exile in England
1846Mexican War Begins: Mexicans beat U.S. Dragoons at Rancho Carricitos, Tx
1865Gen Joseph E Johnston surrenders Army of Tennessee, Durham, NC
1865Battle of Ft Tobacco, VA
1865Battle of Durham Station/Greensboro, NC
1913Sun Yat San announces revolt against Pres Yuan Shikai in China
1926Germany & Russia sign neutrality & friendship treaty
1933Jewish students are barred from school in Germany
1937Luftwaffe bombs Guernica, Spain, hundreds die
1938Austrian Jews required to register property above 5,000 Reichsmarks
1941Potatoes rationed in Holland
1943U.S. ships shell Japanese positions on Attu in the Aleutians.
1943U-180 transfers Indian radical Subhas Chandra Bose to Japanese I-29.
1944U.S. troops take the airfield at Hollandia, New Guinea.
1944First attack by Japanese fighters on B-29s, one fighter shot down
1944Australians take Alexishafen, New Guinea.
1945Okinawa: Japanese resistance intensifies, halting U.S. offensive.
1952US minesweeper Hobson rams aircraft carrier Wasp, 176 die
1959Cuba-supported guerrillas invade Panama
1961French Army revolt fails
1962Lockheed A-12 flies for first time
1968US underground nuclear test, "Boxcar", one megaton device
1982South Georgia I: Argentine forces surrender to British