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Most of the time, leaders should laugh at themselves rather than others.

-- Major General Perry M. Smith

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27 March

1721: France and Spain sign the Treaty of Madrid.


1794: Congress authorizes the construction of 6 frigates, including the USS Constitution "to provide a naval armament".


1802: The Treaty of Amiens is signed, ending the French Revolutionary War.


1802: The French Revolutionary War ends with the signing of the Treaty of Amiens.


1814: U.S. troops under Gen. Andrew Jackson inflict a crushing defeat on the Creek Indians at Horshoe Bend in Northern Alabama.


1835: The Mexican army massacres Texan rebels at Gohad.


1880: The USS Constellation departs New York with food for famine victims in Ireland.


1933: Japan leaves the League of Nations.


1941: Tokeo Yoshikawa arrives in Oahu, Hawaii, to begin spying for Japan on the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor.


1941: Britain leases defense bases in Trinidad to the United States for 99 years.


1941: Hitler signs Directive 27 beginning the assault on Yugoslavia.


1942: The British raid the Nazi submarine base at St. Nazaire, France.


1943: The U.S. begins an assault on Fondouk-pass, Tunisia.


1945: General Dwight Eisenhower declares that the German defenses on the Western Front have been broken.


1945: Iwo Jima is occupied, after 22,000 Japanese & 6,000 U.S. killed.


1945: The U.S. 20th Army corps captures Wiesbaden.


1945: In a last-ditch effort to deploy their remaining V-2 missiles against the Allies, the Germans launch their long-range rockets from their only remaining launch site, in the Netherlands. Almost 200 civilians in England and Belgium were added to the V-2 casualty toll.


1951: Carrier Group 101, the first all-Reserve naval air group, entered the war aboard the USS Boxer. Two days later, the group flew its first combat missions.


1952: Elements of the U.S. Eighth Army reach the 38th parallel in Korea, the original dividing line between the two Koreas.


1953: The First Marine Division defeats communist Chinese in the Battle for ?Vegas? Hill in Korea.


1956: French commandos land in Algeria.


1964: UN troops arrive on Cyprus.


1965: South Vietnamese troops, supported by artillery and air strikes, launch their first major military operation into Cambodia.


1990: The U.S. government begins the operation of TV Marti, which broadcast television programs into communist Cuba.


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This Day in History
1721: France and Spain sign the Treaty of Madrid.

1794: Congress authorizes the construction of 6 frigates, including the USS Constitution "to provide a naval armament".

1802: The Treaty of Amiens is signed, ending the French Revolutionary War.

1802: The French Revolutionary War ends with the signing of the Treaty of Amiens.

1814: U.S. troops under Gen. Andrew Jackson inflict a crushing defeat on the Creek Indians at Horshoe Bend in Northern Alabama.

1835: The Mexican army massacres Texan rebels at Gohad.

1880: The USS Constellation departs New York with food for famine victims in Ireland.

1933: Japan leaves the League of Nations.

1941: Tokeo Yoshikawa arrives in Oahu, Hawaii, to begin spying for Japan on the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor.

1941: Britain leases defense bases in Trinidad to the United States for 99 years.