About This day in military history.. Page 2
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~when a man does his best, what else is there? Gen.George S.Patton
|October 27th, 2005||#12|
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ok, let me try mine and have a history class on Iran
Russian Cosaks invaded Iran during WW I despite neutrality of the Iranian government in the conflict.
His Imperial Majesty, Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi of Iran, held Coronation ceremonies and officially became the King of the country and commander in Chief of the Imperial iranian armed forces.
The Iranian port city of Khoram-Shar was occupied by advancing Iraqi divisions after 2 months of resistance by the Iranian army. The city was again taken by Iran's army 2 yrs later.
|October 27th, 2005||#13|
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October 27, 1941: Units of 11.Armee (von Manstein) force a breakthrough at Perekop, thus opening the gate to the Crimean peninsula.
October 27, 1942: At El Alamein, a counter-attack by 21.Panzer-Division to push the attacking British forces back into the German minefields fails, leaving the Afrikakorps with all of 81 operational tanks.
27 October 1950 Chinese enter the Korean War. Having secretly moved at least 180,000 men into North Korea, Chinese forces began attacking south, surprising UN Command.
"It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle." - Norman Schwarskopf, Commander of Desert Storm Operations
|October 27th, 2005||#14|
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And here are some more:
Pinckney's Treaty, an agreement between the United States and Spain, was signed, giving the United States navigation rights on the Mississippi River.
Birthday: Theodore Roosevelt, 26th US Pres (1901-09)
Battle of Hatcher's Run (Burgess Mill)
De Gaulle sets up the Empire Defense Council
Israel recaptures Nizzanim in the Negev
The first Saturn rocket was successfully launched, and years later the Saturn V was the launch vehicle used in the Apollo moon-landing flights.
|October 28th, 2005||#15|
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*On this day the 28 of october
1962: World relief as Cuban missile crisis ends
US President John F Kennedy welcomes Russia's announcement that it will dismantle its missiles based in Cuba.
2001: Christians killed in Pakistan massacre
Masked gunmen burst into a church in eastern Pakistan killing 18 people including children who were at prayer.
1974: Minister's wife survives bomb attack
Sports Minister Denis Howell's wife and young son survive a bomb attack on their car.
1986: 'Evil' Bamber jailed for family murders
A 24-year-old Essex man is sentenced to life for killing five members of his family, including his two young nephews.
1979: Chairman Hua arrives in London
Chairman Hua Kuo-Feng, the first Chinese leader to visit Britain, is welcomed at Heathrow by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
|October 28th, 2005||#16|
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28 October,1916 First conscription referendum in Austrailia - Dismayed by heavy losses at Fromelles and Pozières on the Western Front, Prime Minister W.M. Hughes proposed that conscription be introduced for overseas service. The proposal was defeated. source: http://www.awm.gov.au/atwar/thismonth/index.asp
October 28, 1940: Start of an Italian offensive from conquered Albania into Greece. Hitler and Mussolini meet at Florence.
October 28, 1941: President Roosevelt approves the appropriation by Congress of an additional $6 billion in Lend-Lease aid to Britain and the Soviet Union.
October 28, 1944: The Soviet advance into the Goldap area of East Prussia is brought to a standstill by the tenacious resistance of 4.Armee (Hossbach). There are further German withdrawals from northern Norway. The Bulgarian government signs an armistice with the Soviet Union, Britain and the United States.
|October 28th, 2005||#18|
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Oh and this too:
1492 Christopher Columbus discovers Cuba
1636 Harvard University (Boston) established
1776 Battle of White Plains; Washington retreats to NJ
1793 Eli Whitney applies for a patent on the cotton gin
1886 Statue of Liberty dedicated by Pres Grover Cleveland, it is celebrated by the 1st confetti (ticker tape) parade in NYC
1904 St Louis police try a new investigation method-fingerprints
1919 Volstead Act passed by Congress, start prohibition over Wilson's veto
1922 1st coast-to-coast radio broadcast of a football game
1929 1st child born in aircraft, Miami, Fl
1962 Khrushchev orders withdrawal of missiles from Cuba, ending crisis
1965 Gateway Arch (630' (190m) high) completed in St Louis, Missouri
1970 US/USSR sign an agreement to discuss joint space efforts
1914 Dr Jonas Salk NYC, medical researcher, made polio a fear of the past
1955 William Gates billionaire CEO (Microsoft)
am good eh
|October 28th, 2005||#19|
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