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Wednesday, October 21, 2020
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1097First Crusaders arrive in Antioch
1528Treaty of Gorinchem
1600Battle of Sekigahara establishes Tokugawa shogunate in Japan
1740Maria Theresa becomes the ruler of Austria, Hungary, & Bohemia
1824U.S. Schooner Porpoise captures four pirate ships off Cuba.
1883Peru cedes Tarapaca to Chile
1899Anglo-Boer War: Battle of Talana at Dundee, Natal
1936Spanish Republican government flees Madrid for Barcelona
1940Nazis ration cheese in the Netherlands
1942Chinese troops fly over "the Hump" to train in India.
1942Aussie 16th Bde relieves 25th on the Kokoda Trail, Papua.
1944US First Army secures Aachen
1944Russian and Yugoslav troops liberate Belgrade
1944MacArthur returns to the Philippines at Leyte, with 200,000 troops
1952Emergency proclaimed in Kenya due to Mau Mau rebellion
1962Chinese Army occupied Ladakh, claimed by India
1987Ten die as an Air Force jet crashes into a Ramada Inn near Indianapolis
1990Anti-Gulf War protest marches begin in 20 US cities
  Today in Military History 

Oct 21, 2020
1096Sultan Kilidj Arslan of Nicea defeats the First Crusaders
1639Battle of the Dunes: Dutch Tromp defeats Spanish fleet under Oquendo
1797USS Constitution -- Old Ironsides -- is launched in Boston
1805Trafalgar: Nelson's Last and Greatest Victory
1861Skirmishing ends, vicinity Frederickstown/Ironton, Mo (began 17th)
1861Ball's Bluff/Harrison's Landing/Leesburg, Va: Confederate Victory
1864Battle of Westport, Mo
1899Anglo-Boer War: Battle of Elandslaagte
1914Battle of Warsaw ends
1934Red Chinese "Long March" begins (ends Oct 19, 1935)
1937Spanish Nationalists capture Gijon
1941Germans massacre 7,000 people in "reprisals" at Kragujevac, Yugoslavia
1950Chinese forces occupy Tibet
1960HMS Dreadnought, the first British nuclear submarine, is launched
1967Thousands opposing Vietnam War try to storm Pentagon
1971Nobel prize for literature awarded to KGB agent Pablo Neruda
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1202Walter of Brienne beats Dietpoldo di Acerro to becomes Lord of Puglia
1734Duke Charles of Bourbon-Parma captures Capua from the Austrians
1764Bakshar: English defeat the Moguls
1797Andre-Jacques Garnerin parachutes from a balloon at 3,000 feet
1836Sam Houston inaugurated as 1st elected President of the Republic of Texas
1846Lavinia Watson becomes the first woman sponsor of a US ship, Germantown
1861Skirmish at Hodgeville, Ky
1861Combat at Buffalo Mills, Mo
1875Sons of American Revolution organized
1899Anglo-Boer War: Battle of Rietfontein
1899Anglo-Boer War: British troops begin retreat from Dundee
1904Russian fleet shoots up British fishing trawlers in the North Sea
1928China expels all Soviet instructors and advisors
1937History's most useless couple, the Windsors, visit Hitler in Obersalzburg
1942Australians land on Goodenough Island, against c. 300 Japanese troops.
1943Archibald Wavell made Viceroy of India.
1944Japanese naval forces converge on Leyte.
1946Two British ships mined off Albania
1954West Germany joins North Atlantic Treaty Organization
1962JFK imposes naval blockade on Cuba, as Missile Crisis deepens
1979Deposed Shah of Iran arrives in NY for medical treatment