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Monday, December 11, 2017
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1809Napoleon divorces Josephine
1864Sherman reaches Savannah & 12 day siege begins
1877Turkish surrender Plevna to Romano-Russians after a protracted siege
1898Spanish-American War ends, US gains Philippines, Puerto Rico, & Guam
1899Anglo-Boer War: British troops in Cape Colony defeated at Battle of Stormberg
1901First Nobel Peace Prizes, to Jean Henri Dunant and Frederic Passy
1906Theodore Roosevelt is the first American awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
1920Woodrow Wilson receives the Nobel Peace Prize
1926Hitler's "Second Book" published
1941Japanese troops begin landings in northern Luzon.
1941Japanese naval aircraft bomb Cavite Navy Yard, Manila Bay.
1941Japanese a/c sink HMSs Prince of Wales and Repulse, South China Sea.
1941Guam surrenders to a Japanese landing force after a two day battle.
1942U.S. aircraft bomb Munda.
1942Japanese aircraft airdrop supplies into Buna.
1942Hitler names Mussert "Fuhrer of the Netherlands "
1942Br offensive in Arakan, moving between the sea and the mountains.
1942Papua: Australian troops land at Oro Bay, near Buna
1948UN General Assembly adopts Universal Declaration of Human Rights
1978Menachem Begin & Anwar Sadat awarded Nobel Peace Prize
1990Hindu-Muslim rioting in Hyderabad-Aligargh, India, 140 die
  Today in Military History 

Dec 11, 2017
1572Spanish besiege Haarlem, Netherlands (falls July 12, 1573)
1710Villa Viciosa: Franco-Spanish forces defeat pro-Habsburg forces
1792Revolutionaries put France's King Louis XVI on trial for treason
1816Citizens of Geneva defeat Savoyard invaders
1861Skirmish at Bertrand, Mo
1899Anglo-Boer War: Boers defeat British at Battle of Magersfontaine
1903British invade Tibet
1917German-occupied Lithuania proclaims independence from Russia
1937Italy withdraws from League of Nations
1941U.S. submarines commence war patrols against Japanese shipping.
1941Marines beat off Japanese landing on Wake, inflicting heavy losses
1941The America First Committee disbands
1941Germany and Italy declare war on the United States.
1942U.S. aircraft bomb Munda.
1942Japanese reinforce Guadalcanal, losing one destroyer to PT-boat attacks.
194214th Indian Div advances slowly in Arakan region of Burma.
1943British & US air forces in SE Asia form Far Eastern Air Command.
1944U.S. forces capture Ormoc, Japanese main supply dump on Leyte
1945William F. Halsey promoted to Fleet Admiral
1946UNICEF formed
1954USS Forrestal christened in Newport News, Va
1960Black Sunday: Anti-French Riot in Algiers, 114 die
1961JFK provides US military helicopters & crews to South Vietnam
1972Apollo 17 astronauts Gene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt lift off: Last men on the Moon.
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1098Crusaders capture & plunder Mara, Syria
1474Isabella crowns herself queen of Castille
1479Jews are expelled from Alsace by Emperor Frederick III
1862Confederate "torpedo" sinks USS Cairo in the Yazoo River
1862Battle of Dumfries, VA
1915Russian troops capture Hamadan, Persia
1917French troop train derails in the Alps, killing 543
1925Deposing Shah of Iran, Reza Pahlavi becomes shah of Persia,
1937US PG Panay "accidentally" bombed by Japanese aircraft in the Yangtse.
1940British troops capture Sidi el-Barrani
1941Japanese troops land at Legaspi, southeastern Luzon.
1941Japanese troops invade Burma.
1941Japanese troops complete the occupation of southern Thailand
1941Japanese temporarily abandon the attempt to capture Wake.
1941Japanese advance from Vigan & Aparri, N. Luzon, capture two airstrips.
1941Germans do house-by-house search for Jews in Paris
1941British decide to abandon northern Malaya.
1942On Guadalcanal Japanese infiltrators destroy a P-39 and a fuel truck
1942Japanese DD Teruzuki is sunk by U.S. PT-45 northeast of Kolombangara.
1942Guadalcanal: 2nd Marine Div begins taking up positions.
1944US forces on Leyte consolidate their positions.
1944The rank of Fleet Admiral is created
1945Dutch court sentences Nazi leader Mussert to death
1953Chuck Yeager reaches Mach 2.43 in a Bell X-1A
1958Charles de Gaulle becomes President of France
1985DC-8 crashes near Gander, 248 US soldiers & 8 crew members die