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25 September

1775: British troops capture Ethan Allen, the hero of Ticonderoga, when he and a handful of Americans try to invade Canada


1846: American General Zachary Taylors forces capture Monterey, Mexico.


1914: The Battle of Albert is begun by the Germans to prevent their encirclement.


1915: An allied offensive is launched in France against the German Army.


1915: Germans attacking Dvinsk from the south are driven back with severe losses.


1915: Russian Fleet bombards enemy positions on Gulf of Riga; silencing the enemy batteries.


1917: Russian detachments attack Turks successfully near Ortobo (Bitlis).


1917: German troops penetrate between Tower Hamlets ridge and Polygon Wood.


1918: Brazil declares war on Austria.


1918: British troops cross the Bulgarian frontier at Kosturino.


1918: The Battle of the Vardar ends.


1942: British bombers attempt to take out the local headquarters of the German secret state police, the Gestapo, in Norway.


1943: The Red Army retakes Smolensk from the Germans who are retreating to the Dnieper River in the Soviet Union.


1950: U.S. Marines and infantry pushed across the Han River into Seoul. The infantry crossing came after an airlift had brought heavy reinforcements to Kimpo Airfield.


2004: US warplanes, tanks and artillery units struck the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah.


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This Day in History
1775: British troops capture Ethan Allen, the hero of Ticonderoga, when he and a handful of Americans try to invade Canada

1846: American General Zachary Taylors forces capture Monterey, Mexico.

1914: The Battle of Albert is begun by the Germans to prevent their encirclement.

1914: The Russians are driven across the Niemen, which they proceed to defend.


1915: An allied offensive is launched in France against the German Army.

1915: Germans attacking Dvinsk from the south are driven back with severe losses.

1915: Russian Fleet bombards enemy positions on Gulf of Riga; silencing the enemy batteries.

1916: Bulgarian forces attack the French beyond Armenohov.


1917: Russian detachments attack Turks successfully near Ortobo (Bitlis).

1917: German troops penetrate between Tower Hamlets ridge and Polygon Wood.