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Saturday, September 19, 2020
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1739Treaty of Belgrade: Austria cedes Belgrade to Turks
1755Ft Ticonderoga, NY opens
1778US concludes its first treat with an Indian nation, the Delaware
1806Fra Diavolo defeated by the French near Itri, Naples
1851The New-York Times begins publication
1860Sardinians defeat Papal Army at Castefidardo
1861Skirmish at Barboursville, Wva
1864Battle of Martinsburg WV
1914South African troops land in German South West Africa
1914Battle of Aisne ends; Germans hold off the French, trench warfare begins
1918Battle of Megiddo (Palestine) begins
1931Japan takes Manchuria, renames it Manchukuo
1934USSR admitted to League of Nations
1940Italians troops capture Sidi Barrani
1942British troops land at Tamatave, on the east coast of Madagascar.
1943B-24s bomb Tarawa, in the Gilbert Islands.
1982Christian militia kills 600 Palestinians in Lebanon, the Jews are blamed
1988Coup in Haiti
1991Space shuttle STS 48 (Discovery 14) lands
1992Space Shuttle STS 47 (Endeavor 2) lands
  Today in Military History 

Sep 19, 2020
1356English defeat French at Battle of Poitiers
1676Rebels under Nathaniel Bacon burn Jamestown, Va
1777Battle of Freeman's Farm (1st Battle of Saratoga)
1862Battle of Iuka, Miss
1863Battle of Chickamauga begins
18643rd Battle of Winchester Virginia (Opequon)
1870Franco-Prussian War: Germans lay siege to Paris
1890Turkish frigate Ertogrul burns off of Japan, 540 die
1939German Army murders 100 Jews in Lukov, Poland
1939British Expeditionary Force reaches France
1940Nazi decree forbids gentile woman from working in Jewish homes
1943U.S carrier aircraft and B-24s raid Tarawa.
1945Lord Haw Haw (William Joyce) sentenced to death in London
1957First underground nuclear explosion, Las Vegas, Nevada
1959Nikita Khrushchev is denied access to Disneyland
1973Carl XVI Gustaf becomes King of Sweden
1988Israel launches 1st satellite, for secret military reconnaissance
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451 Roman General Aetius defeats Attila the Hun at Chalons-sur-Marne
622 Mohammad's Hegira
1378Anti-pope Robert of Geneva, "the butcher of Cesena" crowned as Clement VII
1565Spaniards capture Fort Caroline, Fla, & massacre the French settlers
1697Peace of Saki (ends Nine Years' War/War of English Succession)
1700Prince of Macchia leads an anti-Spanish coup at Naples (fails Sep 23)
1792French defeat Prussians at Valmy
1797US frigate Constitution - "Old Ironsides" -- launched in Boston
1854British & French defeat Russians at the Alma, in the Crimea
1860The Prince of Wales visits New York, the "Fighting 69th" mutinies
1861Confederates capture Lexington, Mo (invested on the 12th)
1862Prussian minister Otto von Bismarck says Germany needs "Blood and Iron."
1863Battle of Shepardstown, VA
1863Battle of Chickamauga, ends in Confederate victory
1870Italian troops capture Rome from Pope Pius IX
1881Former New York Quartermaster General Chester A Arthur becomes president
1912Montenegro invades Turkey, igniting First Balkan War
1979Emperor Bokassa I of the Central African Empire overthrown
1984Suicide car bomb attacks US Embassy annex in Beirut, kills 23