About This day in military history.. Page 5
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11th November 1918, the Armistace that ended WWI is signed, Germany Uncodtionally Surrenders to the allies
"Even if I wished to surrender to you - and I don't - I am commanding Australian's who would cut my throat if I accepted your Terms" Colonel C Hore, Siege of Elands River, 1900
If You want to See the Future, Read a History Book
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|November 12th, 2005||#48|
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1864 - American Civil War: Sherman's March to the Sea - Union General William Tecumseh Sherman begins burning Atlanta, Georgia to the ground in preparation for his march south.
1865 - Treaty of Sinchula is signed in which Bhutan ceded the areas east of the Teesta River to the British East India Company.
1921 - The Tomb of the Unknowns is dedicated by US President Warren G. Harding at Arlington National Cemetery.
1940 - World War II: Battle of Taranto - The Royal Navy launches the first aircraft carrier strike in history, on the Italian fleet at Taranto.
The German cruiser Atlantis captures top secret British mail, and sends it to Japan.
Armistice Day Blizzard: An unexpected blizzard kills 144 in U.S. Midwest.
1967 - Vietnam War: In a propaganda ceremony in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, three American prisoners of war are released by the Viet Cong and turned over to "new left" antiwar activist Tom Hayden.
1968 - Vietnam War: Operation Commando Hunt initiated. The goal was to interdict men and supplies on the Ho Chi Minh Trail, through Laos into South Vietnam.
1972 - Vietnam War: Vietnamization - The United States Army turns over the massive Long Binh military base to South Vietnam.
2004 - New Zealand Tomb of the Unknown Warrior dedicated at the National War Memorial, Wellington
"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
|November 12th, 2005||#49|
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Some interesting stuff really
2001: Kabul captured by Northern Alliance
On this day in 2001, on the heels of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan prompted by the deadly terrorist attacks of 9/11, the army of the anti-Taliban Northern Alliance captured the capital city of Kabul.
1985: Mount Ruiz in the Cordillera Central of the Andes, in west-central Colombia, erupted twice, burying the town of Armero on the Lagunilla River and killing an estimated 25,000 people. (wait..thats not military, well lets atleast honor those who died)
1918: Egyptian patriot Sa'd Zaghlul formed Al-Wafd al-Misri (Arabic: “Egyptian Delegation”), the nationalist political party that was instrumental in gaining Egyptian independence from Britain.
1916: During World War I, the costly four-month Allied offensive against German positions along the Somme River ended.
1770: George Grenville, the English politician whose policy of taxing the American colonies started the train of events leading to the American Revolution, died in London.
1002: English King Ethelred II launched an attack against Danish settlers in the St. Brice's Day massacre.
I personally like the older historical ones, such as the english king's one 8)
|November 13th, 2005||#50|
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Born this day in 1922, Egyptian scholar Boutros Boutros-Ghali, who served as secretary-general of the United Nations from January 1, 1992, to December 31, 1996, was the first Arab and first African to lead the UN. (deals with politics , military and all..)
Flag of Eritrea.
1962: Eritrea made a province of the Ethiopian empire
On this day in 1962, the Ethiopian parliament and Eritrean Assembly voted unanimously for the abolition of Eritrea's federal status, making Eritrea (independent since 1993) a simple province of the Ethiopian empire. (politix =military 8) )
2002: Chosen to succeed Richard Gephardt as leader of the Democratic Party in the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi of California became the first woman to be named leader of either party in either house of Congress. hhhh...
1969: Apollo 12 was launched, carrying a crew of Charles Conrad, Jr., Richard F. Gordon, Jr., and Alan L. Bean, and five days later the mission made the second landing on the Moon. (not military but... its is kind of realated)
1885: The Serbo-Bulgarian War began when Serbian King Milan Obrenovic IV declared war on Bulgaria.
1305: Clement V was crowned pope, becoming the first of the Avignon popes (heavy stuff..)
Hope u had fun! take care!