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This Day in History
1861: Union troops under General George B. McClellan score another major victory in the struggle for western Virginia at the Battle of Rich Mountain.

1869: Tall Bull, a prominent leader of the Cheyenne Dog Soldier warrior society, is killed during the Battle of Summit Springs in Colorado.

1944: Count Claus von Stauffenberg, a German army officer, transports a bomb to Adolf Hitlers headquarters in Berchtesgaden, in Bavaria, with the intention of assassinating the Fuhrer.

1945: Fulfilling agreements reached at various wartime conferences, the Soviet Union promises to hand power over to British and U.S. forces in West Berlin.

1950: A 10-man demolition party of sailors and Marines led by Commander William B. Porter conducted the first naval commando operation of the Korean War.

1952: Far East Air Force established a one-day record by flying 1,330 sorties.

1953: Lieutenant Colonel John F. Bolt became the 37th Korean War ace and the only U.S. Marine Corps pilot to qualify as an ace during the Korea War. He also has the distinction of being the only jet ace in Marine Corps history and the only U.S. Marine to become an ace in two wars (World War II and Korea). Bolt was flying an F-86 Sabre, "Darling Dottie," attached to the Air Forces 51st Fighter-Interceptor Wing.

1966: A Harris survey shows public opinion approves the expansion of Operation Rolling Thunder with the bombing raids on the Hanoi-Haiphong area.