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The Battle of New Orleans

On this day in 1815, two weeks after the Treaty of Ghent had ended the War of 1812 on Christmas Eve, General Andrew Jackson achieves…

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The Beginning of the U.S. Navy with the Continental Congress

On this day in 1775, the Continental Congress names Esek Hopkins, Esq., as commander in chief over the fledgling fleet of what would become the…

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Norwegians Beat Brits to the South Pole

On this day in 1911, Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen becomes the first known human to reach the South Pole, beating his British rival, Robert…

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The Bloodiest Battle of WW I at Somme

On this day in 1916, the Battle of the Somme, Bataille de la Somme, or Schlacht an der Somme ends in stalemate after 140 bloody…

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Beirut Bombings

On this day in 1983, the Beirut barracks bombings decimate the quarters of U.S. and French troops during the Lebanese Civil War. Two truck bombs…

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Chief Tecumseh, the War of 1812 and the Trail of Tears

On this day in 1813, a combined British and Indian force is defeated by General William Henry Harrison’s American army at the Battle of the…

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