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The Supreme Allied Commander

On this day in 1944, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower is named Supreme Allied Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF) by FDR, serving in a…

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Nelson’s Blood

On January 9, 1806, Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté, KB, and Britain’s greatest naval hero is interred at St. Paul’s…

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Death of the People’s Dream at Wounded Knee

On this day in 1890, soldiers of the US Army’s 7th cavalry open fire on a band of the Lakota tribe at Wounded Knee Creek,…

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Anchors Aweigh with the Continental Navy

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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In Infamy

On this day in 1941, “the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.”…

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The House of Bonaparte: A Cautionary Tale

On this day in 1804, Napoleon Bonaparte crowns himself Emperor of France, taking the Charlemagne replica from the hands of Pope Pius VII and placing…

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