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I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.-- Robert Oppenheimer
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1692: French forces under Marshal Luxembourg defeat the English at the Battle of Steenkerke in the Netherlands.
1864: Federal gunboats attack but do not capture Fort Gains, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, Alabama.
1911: Airplanes are used for the first time in a military capacity when Italian planes reconnoiter Turkish lines near Tripoli.
1914: Germany declares war on France.
1915: Russians sink a number of small vessels in a raid on the Anatolian coast.
1916: The French retake Fleury and make progress towards Thiaumont.
1940: Italy begins its offensive against the British colony of Somaliland, in East Africa, territory contiguous with Italian Somaliland.
1942: Mildred McAffee is the first woman officer commissioned into the Naval Reserve.
1945: Chinese troops under American General Joseph Stilwell take the town of Myitkyina from the Japanese.
1950: The first air strike by Marine Corps aircraft was launched by VMF-214 from aboard the USS Sicily. Aircraft of the First Marine Aircraft Wing attacked targets in the southwest sector of Chinju.