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1775US Navy formally established
1787Publication of "The Federalist Papers" begins
1795Treaty of San Lorenzo: US & Spain agree on freedom of navigating on the Mississippi
1810U.S. annexes West Florida from Spain
1830Belgian Revolution: Dutch under Baron Chasse bombard Antwerp
1861Skirmish at Spring Hill, Mo
1861Skirmish at Plattsburg, Mo
1864Siege of Petersburg, VA
1864Lt William Cushing sinks CSS Albemarle with a spar torpedo
1864Battle of Fair Oaks, Va of Newtonia, MI
1864Battle of Boydton Plank Road, VA (Burgess' Mill, Southside Railroad)
1867Garibaldi attempts a march on Rome
1914British battleship Audacious sunk by a mine
1941Nazis establish a gypsy ghetto in Belgrade
1942Battle of the Santa Cruz Is: USS Hornet sinks
1943N.Z. 8th Bde (c. 8,000 men) occupies Mono and Stirling, Treasury Islands
1943Marine 2nd Parachute Bn lands amphibiously on Choiseul
1944Japanese initiate kamikaze attacks on U.S. ships off the Philippines.
1948Israel recaptures Nizzanim in the Negev from Egyptian forces
1954Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. becomes the first black general in USAF
1962Cuban Missile Crisis: The Soviets blink
1978Menachen Begin & Anwar Sadat awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
  Today in Military History 

Oct 28, 2021
312 Battle of the Milvian Bridge: Constantine defeats Maxentius
1776Battle of White Plains; Washington retreats to New Jersey
1793Eli Whitney applies for a patent on the cotton gin
1835Mission Concepcion: c. 100 Texians route c. 250 Mexican troops
1864Battle of Wauhatchie, TN
1922Benito Mussolini becomes prime minister of Italy
1940Italy invades Greece from Albania
1940FDR, "Republicans . . . after opposing rearmament for years, are now protesting that the United States is too weak."
1942"Tokyo Express" lands troops on Guadalcanal.
1943Japanese evacuation of Kolombangara ends, 11,000 troops get away.
1944Kamikaze draw first blood, U.S. cruiser is damaged.
1958Angelo Roncalli, former Sergeant of Infantry, elected Pope as John XXIII
1962Khrushchev orders missiles out of from Cuba, ending Missile Crisis
1965Paul VI declares the Jewish do not bear collective guilt for the Crucifixion
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539 -BC- Babylon falls to Cyrus the Great of Persia
1790Harmer's Defeat: 11 days of Indian attacks almost destroy column
1861Skirmish at Morgantown/Woodbury, Ky
1863International Committee of the Red Cross formed: Nobel 1917, 1944, 1963
1914Russia declares war on Turkey
1929"Wall Street Lays an Egg."
1942Nazis murder 16,000 Jewis, Pinsk, Soviet Union
1942ALCAN Highway opens: motor road to Alaska frees shipping
1943USAAF subjects Rabaul to a major air raid.
1944Breda liberated from the Germans
1956Israeli paratroopers drop into Sinai to captures passes
1957A hand grenade explodes in Israel's Knesset (Parliament)
1994Francisco Duran fires on the White House, attempting to kill Pres. Clinton