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This Day in History
1792: Verdun, France, surrenders to the Prussian Army.

1798: The Maltese people revolt against the French occupation, forcing the French troops to take refuge in the citadel of Valetta in Malta.

1862: President Lincoln reluctantly restores Union General George B. McClellan to full command after General John Popes disaster at Second Bull Run on August 29th and 30th.

1870: Napoleon III capitulates to the Prussians at Sedan, France.

1898: Sir Herbert Kitchner leads the British to victory over the Mahdists at Omdurman and takes Khartoum.

1914: British forces withdraw to Chantilly-Nanteuil.

1914: The Battle of Lemberg ends with the rout of the Austrian forces who lose 130,000 men.

1915: Austro-German armies take Grodno, Poland.

1917: British and Belgian operations drive German detachments from River Ruaha to Mahenge.

1944: Troops of the U.S. First Army enter Belgium.