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Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.-- General Douglas MacArthur
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1861: English transports loaded with 8,000 troops set sail for Canada so that troops are available if the "Trent Affair" is not settled without war.
1862: Confederate General Earl Van Dorn thwarts Union General Ulysses S. Grant's first attempt to capture Vicksburg, Mississippi, when Van Dorn attacks Grant's supplies at Holly Spring, Tennessee.
1941: The Flying Tigers, American pilots in China, enter combat against the Japanese over Kunming.
1941: In one of his first acts as the new commander in chief of the German army, Adolf Hitler informs General Franz Halder that there will be no retreating from the Russian front near Moscow.
1943: Soviet forces halt a German army trying to relieve the besieged city of Stalingrad.
1946: The morning after Viet Minh forces under Ho Chi Minh launched a night revolt in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi, French colonial troops crack down on the communist rebels.
1950: The 1st Marine Division was active against enemy guerillas in Masan-Pohang-Sondong-Ansong areas. Enemy pressure lessened as Marines forced the 10th North Korean Division to abandon guerilla activity and withdraw northward.
1960: The National Liberation Front is formed by guerrillas fighting the Diem regime in South Vietnam.
1989: U.S. troops invade Panama to oust General Manuel Noriega and replace him with Guillermo Endara.