Historical Dates

Below you will find dates in history that are notable - especialy those that would be of interest to veterans.
 
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January

01 - - - - - New Year's Day
01 - 1863--Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation
01 - 1892--Ellis Island Immigrant Station in New York formally opened
07 - 1789--The first presidential election was held
08 - 1814--United States forces defeated the British, ending the War of 1812 - 1814
17 - 1961--Eisenhower's Farewell Address to the Nation
21 - 1954--First atomic submarine, the Nautilus, was launched
27 - 1973--The Vietnam War ended
 
 
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February

07 - 1910--The Boy Scouts of America was incorporated
09 - 1944--The Battle of Monte Cassino
09 - 1945--Iwo Jima invaded by United States troops during WWII
10 - 1763--The Treaty of Paris ended the Seven Years War
11 - 1943--Japanese resistance ceased on Guadalcanal (WWII)
14 - - - - - Valentines Day 
22 - - - - - Washington's Birthday
24 - 1945--United States soldiers liberated Manila from Japan
 
 
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March

01 - 1872--Congress authorized the creation of Yellowstone National Park
06 - 1836--The Battle of the Alamo ended after 13-day siege
07 - 1918--Army Distinguished Service Medal was authorized
07 - 1945--Remagen Bridge crossed by United States Army
09 - 1862--The battle of "USS Monitor" & "CSS Merrimack" occurred at Hampton Roads, Virginia
11 - 1942--General Douglas MacArthur vowed "I shall return"
16 - 1802--Congress authorized the establishment of the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.
 
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April

01 - 1945--World War II invasion of Okinawa began
06 - 1917--United States declared war on Germany
15 - 1912--The Titanic struck and iceberg and sank
30 - 1945--Adolf Hitler committed suicide along with his wife of one day, Eva Braun
 
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May

01 - 1931--The Empire State Building opened, 1931
05 - - - - - National Day of Prayer
06 - 1937--The Hindenburg crashed in Lakehurst, N.J.
07 - 1915--A German torpedo sank the British liner Lusitania off the coast of Ireland
07 - 1945--Germany surrendered to the United States
08 - 1945--V-E Day, Victory in Europe (WWII)
09 - 1869--The Transcontinental Railroad was completed
11 - 1943--During WWII, American forces landed on Japanese-held Attu island in the Aleutians
11 - 1947--B.F. Goodrich Company developed the tubeless tire
27 - 1941--The German battleship Bismarck was sunk off France
30 - 1911--The first Indianapolis 500 road race was held
30 - 1922--The Lincoln Memorial was dedicated
 
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June

01 - 1952--Soviet "Iron Curtain" isolates West Berlin
04 - 1942--Battle of Midway begins WWII
05 - 1947--Marshall Plan created for European recovery
06 - 1944--D Day
14 - - - - - Flag Day
14 - 1775--US Army established
22 - - - - - Summer Begins
25 - 1942--Eisenhower takes command of US forces in Europe
25 - 1950--North Korea invades South Korea
28 - 2004--Interim Iraqi government assumes political authority
  
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July

04 - - - - - Independence Day
16 - 1945--Trinity test of first atomic bomb
20 - 1969--First moon landing by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin
27 - 1953--Armistice signed in Korea
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August

04 - 1790--US Coast Guard established
05 - 1963--US, Britain and USSR sign Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty
05 - 1964--Congress approves "all necessary action" in Vietnam
 
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September

02 - 1945--V-J Day
03 - 1943--Allies land in Italy
11 - 2001--9-11 Attack on the US
16 - - - - - POW/MIA Recognition Day
17 - - - - - Citizenship Day
18 - - - - - 1947--US Air Force established
23 - - - - - First Day of Autumn
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October

07 - 2001--Operation Enduring Freedom begins in Afghanistan
10 - - - - - Columbus Day
13 - 1775--US Navy established
24 - - - - - United Nations Day
31 - - - - - Halloween
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November

10 - 1775--Marine Corps Established
11 - Veterans Day
13 - 1982--Vietnam Veterans Memorial dedicated.
22 - 1963--President Kennedy assassinated

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December

07 - 1941--Japanese Bomb Pearl Harbor
10 - 1898--Treaty of Paris signed ending Spanish-American War
11 - 1941--Hitler and Mussolini declare war on US
13 -
2003--Saddam Hussein captured by US troops
16 - 1944--Germans launch Battle of the Bulge
 
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