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1266Battle of Benevento: Angevins defeat Hohenstaufen
1815Napoleon Escapes from Elba
1832Russian tsar abolished autonomous Duchy of Warsaw
1848Marx & Engels publish "Communist Manifesto"
1862Battle of Woodburn, KY
1863Lincoln signs National Currency Act, establishing greenbacks
1924Trial of Hitler for the "Beer Hall Putsch" begins in Munich
1932Adolf Hitler becomes a German citizenn this day in 1935
1935Germany announces establishment of the Luftwaffe under Herman G”ring
1936Hitler decrees production of the Volkswagen ("People's Car""
1936Military coup in Japan
1940US Air Defense Command established at Mitchell Field, LI, NY
1942Werner Heisenberg informs Nazis about the possibility of nuclear weapons
1942USN flier Don Mason signals, "Sighted sub, sank same"
1942Heavy fighting by the 17th Indian Div in Burma.
1942German battleship Gneisenau disabled by a bomb
1942Aircraft transport/ex-carrier Langley sunk off Java with 32 aircraft aboard.
1943Royal Indian Navy engages a Japanese troop convoy off Burma
1944U.S. carrier Bennington and escort carrier Steamer Bay are launched
1944First female US navy captain, Sue Dauser of Nurse Corps, appointed
1945Very heavy bombing of Berlin
1945Burma: British open an offensive against Mandalay and Meiktila.
1949USAF plane begins first nonstop around-the-world flight
1952PM Winston Churchill announces that Britain has the atomic bomb
1990Moscow begins pulling 73,000 troops out of Czechoslovakia
1993Terrorist bomb explodes in the World Trade Center, 7 die
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Feb 27, 2021
1526Saxony & Hesse form League of Gotha or League of Protestant Princes
1670Jews are expelled from Austria by order of Leopold I
1713French troops shell Willemstadt, Curacao
1859Dan Sickles kills Barton Key in front of the White House
1860Warsaw Massacre: Russian troops shoot hundreds of protesting Poles
1864Confederates open "Camp Sumter" for POWs, near Andersonville,
1865Civil War skirmish near Sturgeon, Missouri
1881First Boer War: Boers defeat British at battle of Majuba
1900Anglo-Boer War: General Cronje surrenders to English after Battle of Paardeberg
1906France & Britain agree to joint control of New Hebrides
1933Nazis torch Reichsstag Building, blame Communists, and demand more power
1939France recognizes Franco's regime in Spain
1942Japanese begin landings on Java
1942Java Sea: Allied sqn. defeated by superior Japanese force with great loss
19439th Aus Div arrives at Sydney from the Middle East, 23 days at sea.
1944Allied aircraft attack Japanese targets on Los Negros
1944Alamo Scouts land on Los Negros, the Admiralties, for reconnaissance
1991Operation Desert Storm: ground operations end, Iraqis ousted from Kuwait
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1704Deefield Massacre: Indians 40-50, kidnap 100 in Masschusetts
1708Slave revolt, Newtown, Long Island, NY, 11 die
1778Rhode Island General Assembly authorizes enlistment of black men
1799Jean-Etienne Championnet, commander of French troops in Naples, sacked
1836San Patricio: Mexicans defeat Texians in a surprise cavalry attack
1844USS Princeton: 14-inch gun "Peacemaker" explodes, SecNav, others, killed
1847Battle of Sacramento: US defeats Mexico
1864Kilpatrick's Raid on Richmond begins (to 10 March)
1900Anglo-Boer War: Buller relieves Ladysmith
1901Anglo-Boer War: Abortive Middleburg peace talks between Kitchener and Botha
1939Great Britain recognizes Franco-regime in Spain
1942Dutch East Indies: Japanese land on Java, last Allied bastion
1942Sunda Strait: USS Houston & HMAS Perth engaged by Japanese just before midnight.
1943Burma: Japanese operations against Kachin guerrillas.
19438 Japanese transports with c. 7000 troops sail from Rabaul for Lae
1944Alamo Scouts are withdrawn from Los Negros
1944Air attacks on Los Negros continue.
1944Mounted 2nd Cav Div (Colored) ships out for North Africa.
1945Philippines: U.S. forces land on Palawan.
1976Spain withdraws from Western Sahara