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This Day in History
1864: Union General William T. Sherman completes his "March to the Sea" when he arrives in front of Savannah, Georgia.

1918: U.S. troops are called to guard Berlin as a coup is feared.

1941: 4,000 Japanese troops land on the Philippine Islands, while Japanese aircraft sink the British warships Prince of Wales and Repulse. Guam, an American-controlled territory, was also seized. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill finally exclaims, "We have lost control of the sea."

1941: The siege of Tobruk in North Africa is raised.

1943: Allied forces bomb Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.

1949: 150,000 French troops mass at the border in Vietnam to prevent a Chinese invasion.

1950: U.N. Naval Forces evacuated 7,000 soldiers and civilians from the Pyongyang area.

1950: The U.S. Air Force Combat Cargo Command completed a four-day emergency mission in which it airdropped 1,580 tons of supplies and equipment and evacuated 4,687 casualties from the Hagaru-ri and Koto-ri areas near the Chosin/Changjin Reservoir.

1951: The 45th Infantry Division of the Oklahoma Army National Guard arrived in Korea to replace the 1st Cavalry Division.