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He who has command of the sea has command of everyhing.-- Themistocles
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1071: The Turks defeated the Byzantine army under Emperor Romanus IV at Manzikert (Malaz Kard), Eastern Turkey. Romanus was taken prisoner.
1861: A Union amphibious force lands near Hatteras, NC.
1862: The stage is set for the Second Battle of Bull Run when Confederate cavalry under General Fitzhugh Lee enter Manassas Junction and capture the rail center. Union General John Pope's Army of Virginia was soon on its way, and the two armies would clash on August 29.
1914: During the Battle of Le Cateau British troops are forced to retreat and Louvain is destroyed by the Germans.
1914: French troops fall back in the St. Die region.
1915: German troops occupy the fort of Olita on Niemen and advance south-east and north-east of Brest-Litovsk.
1915: A German submarine sunk by British airman off Ostend.
1916: British troops take a short length of German trench north of Bazentin-le-Petit.
1917: French troops make progress on the right bank of Meuse, reaching the outskirts of Beaumont.
1917: British troops capture enemy positions east of Hargicourt.