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The Last Full Measure

On this day in 1863, determined to wrest a victory from the war’s biggest battle at Gettysburg, C.S.A. Gen. Robert E. Lee attacks the Union…

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The Black Hand, the Guns of August and WW I

On this day in 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his consort Sophie, were assassinated by Gavrilo Princip of the Black…

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Soviets v. Allied Measures in Post-War Germany

On this day in 1948, the United States and Britain begin to supply West Berlin with food, water and other vital goods by air in…

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And the Korean War Was On

At dawn on this day in 1950, an enormous wave of Communist North Korea’s massively equipped 200,000-soldier army comes pouring over the 38th Parallel, headed…

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The Stars and Stripes, Flag Day and Nuclear Stockpiles

Today’s date marks a notable confluence of coincidentally related events in history, like a river bending tightly in on itself. To begin, it was on…

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The Miracle at Dunkirk

On this day in 1940, Operation Dynamo, universally known as the Miracle at Dunkirk, comes to an official close; nearly a quarter-million Allied troops were…

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